[03-31-2024] San Joaquin County, CA – Two Drivers Killed, Three Passengers Injured Following Wrong-Way Two-Vehicle Collision on I-580

Published April 23, 2024

[03-31-2024] Two Drivers Killed, Three Passengers Injured Following Wrong-Way Two-Vehicle Collision on I-580Two drivers were killed, and three passengers were injured following a wrong-way two-vehicle collision on I-580, near Tracy, on Sunday morning, March 31, 2024. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened around 2:00 a.m. on westbound I-580, near the Corral Hollow Road offramp. 

Authorities stated that the 18-year-old driver of a Honda Accord was heading eastbound in the lane closest to the center divider and collided head-on with Kia Telluride approaching westbound in the same lane.

Police said that the driver of the Honda Accord was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Additionally, the 32-year-old driver of Kia was taken to the hospital, where she later died. 

Passengers of Kia, including a 35-year-old woman, a 2-month-old infant, and a 4-year-old boy were injured and transported to the hospital. It is still unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision.

Further details have yet to be released by the authorities. The investigation continues. 

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.