2 Killed on the Bay Area Bridge After Big Rig Accident
San Francisco, CA (March 16, 2023) — Two people are dead after an accident on the Bay Bridge between an 18-wheeler and a car this Wednesday. According to California Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on the upper deck of Interstate 80 going westbound around 11:00 PM, just east of Treasure Island.
According to authorities, police were working on another unrelated accident on the bridge at the time. Just eight minutes later, a car rear-ended a big rig close to the on-ramp to Treasure Island Road. So far, police haven’t been able to determine the cause of the accident and have not identified the victims. However, authorities have taken one person into custody.
The crash caused CHP to shut down all lines on Wednesday. The highway has since reopened, and the investigation is ongoing.
Sources: ABC7, NBC Bay Area
Starpoint Law Offers Condolences to Those Related to the 2 Killed On the Bay Area Bridge
Our attorneys would like to offer their sincerest condolences to those affected by this horrible accident. Crashes involving large commercial vehicles like big trucks are always devastating. We hope that the authorities are able to determine the cause of the accident so that any responsible parties are held accountable. Most importantly, we wish the family and friends of the victims comfort during this difficult time.
The Rights of the Families of Victims
When people lose their lives in bridge car accidents like this, it ripples throughout families and communities. There are far more people affected by the tragedy than one might think. Oftentimes, families lose a mother, father, son, or daughter, causing long-term emotional strife. In this scenario, it’s important for grieving families to know what their legal options are, especially if the negligence of another person caused their loved one’s death.
Damages Families May Seek
While no amount of money can replace a life, families deserve some sort of recompense for such a devastating loss. In California, there are several damages families can claim for the loss of their loved one, including:
- Medical expenses for treatment before death,
- Funeral and burial costs,
- Loss of financial support,
- Loss of consortium,
- Loss of companionship and guidance, and
- Mental anguish.
Since every case is unique and since many of the losses experienced by surviving family members are long-term, we recommend reaching out to an attorney.
Need a Wrongful Death Consultation? Our California Attorneys Are Here to Help
Whether you are a family member of one of the 2 killed on the Bay Area Bridge or lost a loved one in a similar accident, we are here to answer any questions you may have. At Starpoint Law, our California wrongful death attorneys handle every case from start to finish and will tirelessly fight for you. This means getting to know you and your family and committing ourselves to the highest professional standards. To schedule a free consultation or ask questions about your claim, please give us a call at 310-424-9971.