A crash near the onramp to Interstate 680 in Pleasanton shortly after midnight
on August 18 led to the death of a 22-year-old woman. The woman was a
passenger in a vehicle that crashed after the driver apparently fell asleep
at the wheel, according to
The San Jose Mercury News.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to the accident around 12:20
am after receiving reports of a convertible in a ditch near Bernal Avenue.
The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident while the
driver suffered unknown, but non-fatal, injuries. Investigations into the
Pleasanton auto accident are continuing, but falling asleep at the wheel is believed to be the
The fatally injured passenger was a graduate of basic military training
at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
According to the CHP, a total of 2,520 people died in California auto accidents
in 2010, and while this is the result of a steady decrease over the span
of a decade, it is still one of the highest in the nation. Additionally,
August commonly has one of the highest amounts of fatalities during the year.
If you have lost a loved one in an auto accident due to another party’s
actions, you have the right to seek compensation for the emotional and
financial losses you have suffered. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our
Pleasanton wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to providing the representation you need to find fair and
full compensation from at-fault parties and their insurance companies.
For more information on how we can help you, contact us today at (800) 900-0683.