Two vehicles were recently involved in an accident in California that left one person dead. The accident took place on Interstate Highway 580. It was located in Alameda County, in the eastern portion of the county, and it happened on Friday, Oct. 10. The time that the call came in to the authorities about the accident was 6:50 in the evening.
The cars apparently collided in the eastbound lanes. The California Highway Patrol reported that the impact sent the car carrying a 35-year-old woman off of the road, where it skidded into the ditch. By the time that the emergency crews got to the scene, she had already passed away from her injuries.
The women was from San Francisco.
Debris from the wreck covered the highway, blocking it off while emergency crews worked to treat the injured and clear the wreckage. It took them a few hours to get this job done so that traffic could move properly once more.
As of now, details on the exact nature of the crash have not been reported. Police are still looking into everything to determine how it happened and who was at fault. All that has been offered so far is the fact that the wreck was between Tracy and Livermore, which puts it to the west of the nearby 205 Interstate.
The results from the police investigation may prove to be very important to the woman’s family, as they can show who caused the crash and who, therefore, caused her death. Traffic accident deaths can lead to financial damages, emotional trauma, and other such things for which the surviving family members may want to seek compensation.
Source: CBS, “Driver Killed In 2-Car Crash On I-580 Between Livermore, Tracy” Oct. 12, 2014