Jeremy Smith Injured, Benjamin Marquez IV Dead in Castaic Accident near Oak Valley Road
CASTAIC, CA (January 24, 2021) – On Thursday, Benjamin Marquez IV, 31, died, while Jeremy Smith was airlifted after a crash near Oak Valley Road and The Old Road.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department received reports of the incident before 1:00 p.m. Moreover, the off-road crash occurred near Oak Valley Road and The Old Road in Castaic.
Upon the officials’ arrival, they located an overturned blue Chevrolet truck.
Then, the officials confirmed that the truck was located by an individual riding a dirt bike nearby. According to them, the person heard cries of distress emanating from the car.
“The reporting party advised he had located an overturned vehicle in the hills, west of The Old Road, on Oak Valley Road (approximately 1 mile west on a dirt road),” said Officer Josh Greengard, spokesman for the CHP Newhall Office.
Meanwhile, reports said that the original incident may have actually occurred on January 21st, with the two occupants being stuck in the truck since then.
Greengard added that one person, Mr. Marquez, was dead on arrival.
On the other hand, passenger Jeremy Smith was flown to a nearby hospital. The victim sustained two fractured legs as a result of the crash.
At this time, a GoFundMe has been kickstarted to help Smith with medical expenses accrued from this accident.
Our law firm would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to those grieving the loss of the victim. We also hope for the speedy recovery of the passenger involved.
What To Do If Involved in Similar Accident
In a time filled with uncertainty, confronting a tragic loss can seem unimaginable. However, it’s crucial to consider that the families of the victims are entitled to significant compensation via a claim.
“The last thing most families want to deal with is piles of paperwork. Questions from insurance companies or defense attorneys, and attempting to obtain police reports can be stressful,” says Mark Sweet, an attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Turning to an experienced attorney can provide you with peace of mind. Moreover, they will ensure that your rights are respected and that justice is served.
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