San Leandro, CA (July 8, 2021) – Two men, including a 70-year-old man from Fremont, died on Thursday morning, July 8, in a collision that’s occurred on Interstate 880 in Alameda County, authorities said.
Officials with the coroner’s office identified the Fremont man as James R. Venenciano. Troopers with the California Highway Patrol said he was driving an Acura MDX around 12:30 a.m. southbound on I-880 near Aladdin Avenue. He then collided with a semi-truck driving in the lane closest to the shoulder for unknown reasons.
The impact caused the Acura to hit the concrete center median and come to a stop in the lane closest to the median. A Nissan that was driving in the lane attempted to swerve out of the way but collided with the Acura.
Venenciano was transported to a hospital via ambulance where he died around 5:30 a.m., the CHP said. Several other victims were hospitalized as well, though their current conditions are unknown.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of James R. Venenciano. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Bay Area Auto Accident Fatalities
California Department of Transportation authorities and California Highway Patrol troopers have said that 35,000 traffic accidents resulted in fatalities, major injuries, or minor injuries on Bay Area roadways over the last two years. As a result, thousands of lives are lost every year on California’s highways, major thoroughfares connecting large city centers, local streets, and beyond.
Serious car accidents causing injuries or even fatalities are an unfortunately common part of life in California. When multiple victims are injured in an accident, they may have to deal with other drivers’ insurance companies, long-term physical pain, and expensive hospital bills. Occasionally, as a result of these incidents, victims succumb to their injuries, leaving their grieving families to cope with emotional trauma and financial difficulties as a result of another driver’s negligence.
But the victims and their families affected by these wrecks can seek help from a Bay Area injury attorney. A California accident attorney can help victims seek justice and the fair compensation they deserve after suffering in an accident that occurred through no fault of their own.
Gene Halavanau at Halavanau Law Office is well-versed and California law and has spent years safeguarding the legal rights of victims and their families. At Halavanau Law Office in San Francisco, our team can help you collect the maximum amount of compensation available for your injuries and losses. Victims and their families should never be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars of their own money on medical treatment, especially if their injuries resulted from an accident caused by the careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another party.
At Halavanau Law, our skilled legal team will gladly review the facts of your case to personalize and tailor our advice to match your specific needs. We strive to help victims and their families secure the highest amount of compensation possible and have years of experience when it comes to fighting for those affected by accidents that have occurred through no fault of their own. If you’ve been involved in a crash caused by the negligent actions of another driver, contact our accident attorneys in the Bay Area today at (415) 692-5301 or Halavanau.com to schedule your consultation.
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