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Victor Herrera Killed in Livermore Car Accident on Highway 580

Authorities Identify Victim In Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash on Interstate Highway 580 near North Livermore Avenue in Livermore as Victor Herrera

Livermore, California (June 10, 2020) – Victor Herrera, 19, of Lathrop, has been identified as the man who was killed Thursday afternoon in a traffic accident involving four vehicles in Livermore.

The multi-vehicle crash happened on eastbound Interstate Highway 580, just east of North Livermore Avenue at around 3:50 p.m. Thursday, June 4.

Authorities said a 2000 Honda Accord, driven by Herrera, was traveling eastbound in the number 1 lane of Highway 580 at around 65 mph when it slammed into the back of a 2013 GMC Terrain that was stopped due to stopped traffic ahead.

After the impact, the Terrain crashed into the back a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by a 40-year-old Lathrop man. A Chrysler Pacifica traveling behind the other three vehicles, rear-ended the Accord after its driver, a 64-year-old Moraga man, failed to notice the accident.

Herrera died at the scene.  He was a 2019 graduate of Lathrop High School who had been working as an auto detailer.  A memorial service, in line with COVID-19 guidelines, is scheduled to be held this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Fry Memorial Chapel in Tracy.

The accident remains under investigation.

According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary to clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.

What to Do At the Accident Scene

Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.

  1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
  2. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
  3. Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
  4. If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
  5. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
  6. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
  7. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
  8. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left. 

After leaving the accident scene,

  1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
  3. Get a property damage valuation.
  4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
  5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
  6. Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.
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