Stockton, CA – Five Killed, Including Two Children, in Fatal Traffic Crash on I-5 north of Roth Road
Stockton, CA (March 12, 2021) – Five people have lost their lives after a fatal traffic crash took place on an interstate in French Camp near Stockton on Thursday, March 11. Police state that the driver who caused the crash may have been impaired.
According to reports, a 1997 Toyota was traveling north on Interstate 5 when for unknown reasons, the vehicle careened into a tree. Investigators believe that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the collision.
The driver, identified as a 33-year-old male, as well as four passengers, a 42-year-old woman, and three others including two children, all lost their lives in the crash. Three were pronounced deceased at the scene while two others succumbed to their injuries later at local medical centers.
Their identities have not been disclosed to the public at this time as police continue to investigate the circumstances of the wreck. The area of I-5 near Roth Road where the collision took place was closed while responders worked to clear the scene.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Stockton
Auto accidents throughout California claim the lives of more than 3,400 people each year. Although the majority of vehicle collisions are preventable, we continue to witness the impacts they have on families throughout our state. In fact, statistics show that more than 80% of accidents occur as a result of another driver’s reckless or negligent actions. The leading causes of crashes in our state include driving while impaired, careless driving, speeding, distracted driving and disregarding traffic control devices. In many cases, families of those killed are left to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional consequences while trying to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward.
As if dealing with overwhelming grief was not enough, numerous families are required to put forth tens of thousands of dollars to cover the funeral costs of their loved ones. When victims are killed in accidents resulting from the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in California as soon as possible. Although we understand that no amount of compensation could ever take away a family’s pain and suffering, compensation can help grieving families cover to costs of burial and funeral expenses and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.
With nearly four decades of experience, the California car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of families hold wrongdoers accountable and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Being able to focus on moving forward after experiencing a loss is something our law firm is dedicated to helping our clients do. We work hard to help families protect their legal rights and best interests. If your loved one lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you. Our team is available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.
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