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Emerson Herrarte Killed in Danville Motorcycle Accident on I-680

Emerson Herrarte ID’d as Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Interstate Highway 680 Near El Cerro Boulevard Off-Ramp in Danville

Danville, California (March 31, 2020) – Authorities have identified the motorcyclist who was killed Sunday night in a traffic accident in Danville as Emerson Quinonez Herrarte, 22, of Concord.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the deadly crash occurred at about 8:10 p.m. Sunday, March 29 on Interstate 680, just north of the El Cerro Boulevard off-ramp.

The CHP said Herrarte was riding his red 2004 Honda CBR motorcycle in the northbound lanes of Interstate Highway 680 when, for unknown reasons, he crashed and fell in the middle of the freeway. He was then struck by a passing vehicle.

Emergency crews responded to the scene and declared Herrarte dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash stayed at the scene and was cooperative, authorities said.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the collision is urged to call Contra Costa CHP in Martinez at (925) 646-4980.

“Far too many motorcycle collisions are caused by the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. Sadly, when this occurs, motorcyclists are the ones who tend to suffer the vast majority of injuries”, according to Arin Khodaverdian, Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group. Under California’s rule of comparative negligence, a victim may be able to collect compensation for injuries and other damages even if you were partly at fault for the accident.

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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