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Contra Costa, CA – Fatal Wreck Takes One Life, Sends Others to Hospital on Sellers Ave near Delta Rd

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Contra Costa, CA (June 18, 2021) – A teenage male, aged 16, lost his life on Wednesday, June 17 in a fatal traffic accident in Contra Costa. Two other people were hospitalized due to the wreck that occurred on the evening of Wednesday, June 16. 

The incident was reported to have been a head-on collision that took place on Sellers Avenue near Delta Road. It was approximately 5:40 p.m. when an Acura sedan and a Ford pickup were involved in a collision in the area, according to police. 

The driver of the Acura, identified as a 16-year-old male from Brentwood, lost his life at the scene of the accident. His sole passenger, a 15-year-old boy, was rushed to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

The pickup’s driver, a 19-year-old male from Discovery Bay, required hospitalization for injuries deemed major in nature. 

Police in Contra Costa continue to investigate. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.

Auto Accidents in Contra Costa

California accounts for nearly 11% of the nation’s fatal auto accident rate. The rate of fatalities caused by car accidents in California has increased nearly 25% since the year 2013.California has the highest car accident rate in the nation, with currently nearly 500,000 car accidents happening per year. In 2018, the state saw a total of 485,866 traffic collisions take place, resulting in nearly 4,000 deaths and over 275,000 injuries. 

Losing a loved one under any circumstances can be challenging to accept. Knowing that your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident just makes the situation even more emotional. Not only are families forced to endure endless mental and emotional suffering, but they are often required to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment, property damages, funeral services, and more. After enduring the loss of a loved one in an accident, caused by the negligent actions of others, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in California to explore legal options available to them moving forward.

For nearly four decades, the California car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped guide families after losing loved ones in accidents resulting from the negligence of other motorists sharing the road. Our attorneys strive to help our clients better understand options available to them moving forward to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Through our keen attention to detail and extensive knowledge of personal injury laws in California, we are able to provide our clients with competent and trusted legal representation to help our clients win so they can hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, reach out to one of our personal injury attorneys in California by calling (888) 500-5000. Our team is available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in or near Stockton.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in and near Stockton and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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