Minor Injuries Reported in Contra Costa Truck Crash on Highway 24 and Oak Hill Road
Contra Costa, California (March 21, 2020) – Authorities are investigating a traffic collision that left an unknown number of parties with minor injuries on Friday afternoon in Contra Costa.
The collision occurred on eastbound Highway 24, just east of Oak Hill Road at about 2:41 p.m. March 20.
Officials said that a pickup truck with a trailer and another vehicle collided for unknown reasons.
An ambulance was sent to the scene to attend to the crash victims. The total number of injured parties and their current condition was not immediately released.
Tow trucks were requested to the scene to remove the vehicles from the crash site.
Officials issued a SigAlert blocking lanes 3 and 4 following the collision. All lanes were reopened as of 5:16 p.m.
No additional information concerning this crash was released.
The incident remains under investigation.
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, says, “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.