FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (December 27, 2016) – According to the California Highway Patrol, an 83-year-old Hayward resident was killed on Tuesday in a chain-reaction collision on the Interstate 5 near Mendota, just south of Shields Avenue. (map)
The CHP reported that the man was driving behind three vehicles on the Interstate 5 around 12:45 p.m. when the car in the front slowed down due to traffic causing the fourth vehicle to crash into the second and third cars.
The CHP states that the 83-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene but no other injuries were reported among other motorists. The identity of the man has been withheld pending notification of family.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort the victim’s family and friends as they cope with such an incredible loss,” said an attorney 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.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Newport Beach, San Diego and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.