Man and Woman Killed in Richmond Crash

Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 15-Jul-2013

A man and woman were killed in a Contra Costa County car accident when their Toyota Camry crossed into oncoming traffic and was struck by another car. According to a news report in The Contra Costa Times, the fatal car crash occurred on Richmond Parkway in Richmond. Officials say their vehicle crossed two lanes for unknown reasons, struck another vehicle, and rolled over. The man and woman were trapped inside with fatal injuries. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash.

There are many questions that investigators must try to answer whenever a vehicle crosses into oncoming traffic. Was the driver speeding or distracted? Was he or she fatigued and fell asleep at the wheel? Was alcohol a contributing factor in the accident?

While it is common for driver error to be the cause of these types of accidents, there are other potential factors to consider as well. For example, did a hazardous roadway condition such as a large pothole cause the vehicle to veer out of control? Did a defective auto part force the vehicle into oncoming traffic? Faulty accelerator pedals and defective tires have caused these kinds of accidents in the past. Did another motorist force the vehicle out of its lane?

The family of someone who has been killed in a San Jose auto accident would be well advised to preserve the vehicle for a complete and thorough inspection. If it can be determined that the negligence of someone other than the victim contributed to the accident, then, financial support may be available for the family’s terrible loss. If successful, a wrongful death claim can result in financial support for emergency services, funeral expenses, physical pain, mental anguish, lost future wages, loss of inheritance, and other related damages.

The San Jose car accident attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP help families receive fair compensation for their loss. We offer free consultations to anyone who has lost a loved one in a tragic car accident. Please contact us at (800) 900-0863 for a complimentary case review.

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