Injury Law Blog

3 teens dead in fiery California car accident

Three young people recently lost their lives in a single-vehicle crash in California. The car accident happened after a police chase had ensued. This kind of accident can occur because of a driver’s negligence or recklessness on the roads in our state.

The recent California vehicle crash reportedly took place when a police officer attempted to stop the car that three 16-year-old victims were riding in. The female driver had reportedly violated a particular code. However, the vehicle sped off, and police tried to catch the vehicle but then called off the pursuit for safety reasons. The vehicle had been reported stolen.

Police caught up to the car several minutes later. The officer discovered that the car had hit a tree and caught fire. The passenger in the right front seat suffered injuries and was rescued from the car; both vehicle passengers were taken to the hospital, where they later died. Meanwhile, the driver passed away at the scene of the collision. Police continued to investigate the situation.

The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash did die, but her estate could face a lawsuit filed by the loved ones of the passengers who were killed in the car accident. In addition, anyone else who was an owner of the vehicle she was operating may be sued. Losing a loved one is a horrific event, but the surviving family members of the deceased victims have the right to seek complete financial recovery in such a case and continue with their lives amid the tragedy in California.

Source: allvoices.com, “Three California teens die in Central Valley car wreck”, Nathan Salant, April 26, 2014