Coroner Identified Passenger Killed in Traffic Accident

37-year-old Roger Valdez was the passenger who died Monday morning in a traffic collision. 

The accident occurred at 12:04 a.m. on the Interstate 80 Freeway at Pinole Valley Road. 

According to CHP, the collision was the result of heavy fog on November 15th. 

A Hyuandi Genesis was reportedly driving too fast for weather conditions when they rear-ended a Saturn sedan. 

Valdez Jr. was in the back of the seat on the right side in the Saturn when the crash took place. 

Due to the impact, two people became trapped inside of the vehicle and two people also sustained minor injuries. 

A witness also reported someone running from the scene, however the fog made it hard to identify the person. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Roger Valdez Jr. 

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 be entitled to wrongful death benefits. 

It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident. 

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.

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