Tiem Lam Phu and Felipe De La Cruz Injured in Fatal Los Banos Car Crash on Highway 152

1 Killed and 2 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Collision on Highway 152 in Los Banos


Los Banos, California (January 16, 2020) – A male driver was killed and the other two other people were injured in a multi-vehicle collision that happened on Tuesday evening in Los Banos.

According to the California Highway Patrol, authorities, the accident occurred on Highway 152 at about 4 p.m. January 15.

A 40-year-old man was driving a 2006 Volkswagen westbound on Highway 152 when he reportedly lost control of his car, drifted across the center median and was hit by a 2009 Freightliner big rig driven by 59-year-old Tiem Lam Phu.

The front axle of the Volkswagen detached and was thrown into the westbound lanes where it was hit by a 2015 Nissan driven by Felipe De La Cruz, 29, of Santa Clara.

The Volkswagen burst into flames after the collision.

The driver of the Volkswagen was ejected from the vehicle after the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tiem Lam Phu was taken to Modesto Memorial Medical Center for treatment of major injuries treatment while the De La Cruz sustained minor injuries and was taken to Los Banos Memorial Hospital.

No other information was provided.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.