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1 Dead, 4 Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash On I-880 In Hayward

1 person killed, 4 injured in I-880 crash in Hayward

Hayward, CA (November 17, 2023) One person lost their life on Thursday night in a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 880 in Hayward, according to the California Highway Patrol. The accident was reported at approximately 9:45 p.m. on northbound Interstate 880, near A Street.

The California Highway Patrol arrived at the scene to find 4 vehicles that had obviously been involved in a collision. Paramedics rushed to help those who were injured. Four people were found with injuries, according to authorities. They were all taken to a local hospital via ambulances to receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries they sustained in the accident.

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Sadly, one person was found unresponsive. Paramedics pronounced them dead at the scene and called for a medical examiner.

Tow trucks were called to remove at least two of the vehicles from the 880 Interstate, which blocked traffic for a while in the area. Crews cleaned up a large area of glass and debris that was left behind from the 4-vehicle crash and investigators searched the scene for evidence. They are still unsure as to what caused this 4-vehicle collision in Hayward, but are hoping to determine what exactly happened on Interstate 880 and who was at fault in this fatal collision.

Liability In Hayward Car Accidents

Despite improved safety measures for cars, motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States.  According to the CDC, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Dangerous turns
  • Poorly designed roadways

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. This is especially true for commercial drivers that work for a city. A number of collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21801, the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way traveling from the opposite direction close enough to pose a hazard.

If a negligent driver worked for a city, that city could potentially be liable in the event of an accident. Generally speaking, employers are vicariously liable for the negligent actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a car accident.

  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.

The family of any victim that has died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is essential that evidence is properly preserved after a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Hayward Car Accident

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person killed in this collision. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.

Do you need more information about a Hayward car accident? Our team of personal injury lawyers are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.


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