27-Year-Old Man Killed, 2 Hurt in Byron Big Rig Crash at Vasco Road and Camino Diablo
Byron, California (March 11, 2020) – One person was killed and two others injured in a big rig accident on Tuesday afternoon in the Town of Byron, according to police.
The deadly accident happened at about 2:30 p.m., on March 10, at Vasco Road and Camino Diablo.
The police said a big rig was traveling southbound while a white pickup was traveling northbound both on Vasco Road. The pickup then swerved, for unknown reasons, into the southbound lane and collided with the big rig.
Other vehicles tried to avoid the mishap but ended up colliding with the box truck. A total of three cars were involved in the accident, according to the police.
A 27-year-old man, the pickup driver, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two other parties sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash.
The roadway was reopened at about 7:05 p.m.
The crash remains under investigation.
What to Do at the Accident Scene after Crash
- Always remain at the scene, relax and don’t panic.
- Check if you, your passengers or any other party have injuries and then call an ambulance.
- Call the police to document the incident
- Take photos of the crash scene
- If involved in a minor crash, move the car to the side of the roadway and turn on its hazard lights
- Collect details regarding the accident from the witnesses
- Don’t sign any documents unless it is from the authorities
- Wait for the police to arrive before you can leave the accident scene
What to Do After Leaving the Accident Scene
- Contact your insurance company and inform them about the crash
- Collect a police report
- Keep records of your physical injuries and mental condition
- Get a property damage evaluation
- Before providing any statements to the other motorist or his or her insurance company, seek a personal injury attorney to advise you legally and protect your rights
Truck accident cases tend to be more complicated as compared to other cases such as car accidents and motorcycle accidents. Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, who is also an experienced truck accident lawyer, say, “When a truck accident occurs, it may seem obvious at first that the truck driver is at fault. However, while the truck driver may be responsible, at least partially, for the accident, other parties may also be liable for the truck crash”. Some of these parties are the trucking company, the person/company responsible for the truck maintenance, the person/company that owns or leases the truck, a third-party driver, and the manufacture of the defective vehicle part,” Arvin explained.