“Overturned Vehicle Collision”
ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA (May 29, 2017) – 17-year-old Briana Ortega died in a rollover collision on Park Street and Lincoln Avenue Monday morning, according to Alameda County’s Coroner’s Office. (map)
The deadly collision occurred at approximately 8:01 a.m. when a minivan and a silver full-sized truck, occupied by Ortega, collided. One witness stated that the truck was trying to avoid someone, while traveling at a high rate of speed, crash into the minivan and rolled over several times. A total of 7 occupants were inside the truck.
Ortega was pronounced dead at the scene. Another teenager, later identified as 14-year-old Simon Sotelo, was transported to Highland Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The five other victims of the collision were transported to the hospital for treatment.
Good Samaritans nearby ran over to assist the victims of the collision. The woman in the minivan was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the accident.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort this man and woman’s family and friends as they cope with such an incredible loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “The thoughts and prayers of our staff are with them, as well as the young people who were injured, as they try to piece together what happened.”
We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 864-6664. We are here to help you.