Eqbal Khan ID’d as the Person who Died in Multi-Vehicle Crash
The Contra Costa County Coroner’s office has identified Eqbal Khan, 56, as the person who died in a 4-vehicle crash on September 10th.
The fatal collision took place in Antioch on Friday afternoon on Highway 4 around 1:40 p.m.
All vehicles were traveling westbound on Highway 4 and the crash happened just east of the Hillcrest Avenue exit.
Reports stated that an Infiniti G37 merged between Khan’s Chevy Tahoe and a semi-truck. During the changing of lanes, the Infiniti struck Khan’s vehicle, thus causing it to veer into the center divider. The Infiniti was then hit by the semi-truck and a grey Toyota Corolla.
Khan was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene and it is unknown if any others were injured.
Investigators are actively working to determine liability. In addition, neither drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
Since 2014, according to the NHTSA, over 10,000 people have died in multi-vehicle collisions. Additionally, the drivers are most often the ones killed. A little more than 7,000 of those deaths were operators of their vehicle. Approximately one third of crashes each year are multi-vehicle crashes.
Multi-vehicle collisions are typically more common in busy intersections or highways. Speeding, weather, distractions, and drowsy or intoxicated driving are main reasons negligent drivers cause these types of wrecks.
When it comes to filing a claim with this type of collision, it gets difficult. This is because multiple vehicles are involved so determining liability can take much longer. Multi-vehicle collision claims are more complex due to numerous victims, multiple negligent drivers, cross-claims and insufficient insurance.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.