1 Dead and 1 Injured in Hercules Auto Accident on Highway 4
HERCULES, CA (June 24, 2021) – Early Wednesday, a 20-year-old Antioch man died in a fiery crash on Highway 4 in Hercules, California.
According to reports, the crash happened at about 1:00 a.m. on the westbound lanes of Highway 4.
Reports revealed that the Antioch man crashed his vehicle on an offramp. As a result, the vehicle caught fire and caused his 18-year-old passenger serious injuries. Upon the firefighters’ arrival, they found the car blazing with fire. Meanwhile, they extricated both victims.
However, the male driver succumbed to injuries at the scene.
At this time, the identity of the deceased remains undisclosed due to pending family notification. The police added that they continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
Meanwhile, the 18-year-old female passenger from Hercules remained hospitalized Wednesday afternoon.
Also, the police said that they haven’t determined whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. They urged witnesses to contact CHP investigations at 925-646-4980.
Sweet Lawyers extends our genuine condolences during this difficult time to the family and friends of the deceased.
Dealing With Fatal Accidents
In the fiery accident on Highway 4, the family of the victim must become aware of their rights under the law.
Those closest to the victim may have the right to seek compensation for their loss. Some common examples include funeral expenses, medical bills, and what is called “loss of consortium.” Loss of consortium generally means the deprivation of future affection and companionship over an untimely death.
“Our goal is to safeguard the legal rights of families in the wake of deadly accidents. Although nothing can bring back those dearly departed, we strive to secure the future of our clients, protecting them from further losses,” explains Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Losing a loved one in a crash is a heavy load. Thus, contact our experienced wrongful death attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. Our seasoned lawyers have varied experience in the field. We will get the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us at (800) 674 7852. You can also reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by online chat, text message, and email.