El Cerrito Officer Jerrick Bernstine killed, 2 injured in San Pablo 1-80 crash
San Pablo, CA (January 10, 2022) – 25-year-old police El Cerrito Officer Jerrick Bernstine died in a crash on Interstate highway 80 (I-80) in San Pablo. The collision happened at around 6:15 am near west of San Pablo Dam Road.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a driver lost control of his transit van, which hit the highway’s center divider. The transit van stopped in the wrong direction and got hit by three other vehicles, one of which was Bernstine’s.
Officer Jerrick Bernstine was on his way home from work when the accident happened.
Authorities have shared that Bernstine died at the scene. Meanwhile, two people sustained major injuries and were taken to the hospital immediately. El Cerrito police expressed grief about Bernstine’s death.
El Cerrito police said, “Officer Bernstine was 26 at the time of his death and he was everything a person could hope for in a police officer, citizen, teammate, son, brother, and friend.” Bernstine started working in the El Cerrito police in February of 2020. Before that, he worked as an in-home caregiver.
Personal Injury Claims (Wrongful Death) in San Pablo
In this case, the family members of Jerrick Bernstine can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
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Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Jerrick Bernstine
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