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Saratoga, CA – One Killed & Five Injured in W Valley Fwy Crash

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Saratoga, CA (August 13, 2020) – A crash late Wednesday evening claimed one victim’s life and left several others injured in the Saratoga area. Just after 11:20 p.m., on August 12, the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on West Valley Freeway.

Reports provided by authorities show that a gray pickup truck and a white sedan collided on West Valley Freeway near the bridge for Saratoga Avenue. The crash resulted in extensive delays throughout the area as emergency crews rendered aid and worked to clear the scene. One victim was immediately declared deceased at the scene.

Two victims inside the sedan and two victims inside the pickup truck, as well as one witness, were all injured. Three victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment of critical injuries, one victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital, while the witness was treated at the scene. At this time, the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident.

Fatal Car Accidents in California

Every day, millions of people across the state of California utilize motor vehicles to travel from place to place. Although this method of transportation is relatively safe, we cannot ensure that others sharing the road are going to act responsibly. Thousands of people throughout our state end up losing their lives in preventable accidents due to the reckless actions of others. Losing a loved one in a collision can have a devastating impact on a family. Not only are they forced to endure overwhelming mental and emotional consequences, but many families are forced to deal with the loss of an income source and tens of thousands of dollars on funeral arrangements and burial services. When victims lose their lives in accidents caused by negligent drivers, their families should immediately reach out to a wrongful death lawyer California.

For nearly four decades, California car accident attorney William E. Weiss has helped thousands of families across Northern California protect their legal rights after losing loved ones in collisions. Our team advocates on behalf of grieving families to ensure their legal rights are protected. We strive to help families maximize their recoveries so they can move forward and cover the costs of medical treatment, funeral arrangements, and more. If your loved one lost their life in an accident caused by the negligence of another motorist, contact Attorney William E. Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to schedule a free case evaluation with an aggressive personal injury attorney in California to explore the legal options available for you.

Notes:  Our firm uses outside sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to various news sources, police reports, traffic incident reports, and first-hand accounts about accidents and the injuries involved.  For this reason, the details surrounding the accidents that we report about have not been independently verified by our writers and staff.  If there is any incorrect or false information in this post, please contact us immediately and will change the post to reflect the most accurate information available. 

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