Fatal car accident may have been caused by speeding in California

Car Accidents,Our Blog,personal injury | March 12, 2014

People often enjoy speeding because of the adrenaline rush it provides. This adrenaline rush may help to relax the body and relieve stress. However, speeding on a roadway can end up causing more stress than what one bargained for — by causing serious injuries or even death. This is the situation that two people faced in a recent car accident in California.

In this situation, three people were riding in a speeding vehicle. The automobile ended up crashing into multiple parked vehicles. It then turned over and came to a stop in a family’s backyard.

A 33-year-old female passenger was ejected from the automobile and died at the scene of the crash. The 23-year-old driver also passed away as a result of the crash, while a 16-year-old boy suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital. Police said that speed appeared to be a causal factor in the accident. The incident occurred during the night hours, and it was not immediately known if alcohol played a role in the fatal accident.

If it is confirmed that the driver caused the crash, his legal estate may face legal challenges in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit. This is because the family members of the woman who died in the crash may choose to file a claim, seeking financial damages that can help with end-of-life expenses, funeral costs and other damages tied to the crash. The family of the injured boy also might choose to file a personal injury lawsuit in this car accident case. Proof that the driver was speeding, which may be considered negligent driving, might be used to try to establish financial liability in a civil court in California.

Source: NBC Los Angeles, Man, Woman Killed in Orange County Crash Identified, Andrew Lopez and Gadi Schwartz, March 10, 2014