Traffic Collision at Byron Highway and Camino Diablo

CHP reported a fatal traffic accident in Contra Costa Wednesday evening, June 15th.

Two vehicles collided around 5:40 p.m. on Byron Highway under unclear circumstances.

Due to the impact, one of the vehicles veered off the road and crashed into a utility pole. 

One of the vehicles also became engulfed in flames and one person sadly died as a result of their injuries. 

Fire crews put out the fire which caused a closure in both directions of the highway. 

Investigators are actively working to determine liability. 

In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019. 

In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.

Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident. 

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