Livermore, California – 48-year-old Gilbert Chang of Brentwood has been identified as the motorcyclist who was killed in a multi-vehicle collision that occurred on Sunday night in Livermore.
The crash was reported at around 9 p.m. March 29, on North Vasco Road near the Republic Services Vasco Road Landfill.
The California Highway Patrol said Chang was riding a red 2018 Ducati motorcycle northbound on North Vasco Road when, for unknown reasons, he allowed the bike to cross the double-yellow lines and into the southbound lanes.
The motorcycle then collided head-on with an oncoming silver Chevrolet Trailblazer in the southbound lanes.
Chang was ejected from his bike and struck the windshield.
The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department personnel who responded to the accident pronounced Chang dead at the scene.
34-year-old Dustin Holland, of Livermore, who was driving the Trailblazer suffered serious injuries in the accident and was taken to Eden Medical Center for treatment.
North Vasco Road was shut down for several hours as the authorities cleared the scene.
No additional information was provided.
The accident remains under investigation.
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.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- 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.