Alcohol has a way of helping a person to calm down and feel relaxed. However, it can also slow a person’s reaction time and cloud one’s judgment. Consuming alcohol before getting behind the wheel may thus result in a tragic car accident leading to injury and death. One man recently died after another man thought to have been driving while intoxicated reportedly caused a single-car crash in California.
Several injuries and one death recently resulted from a multiple-vehicle collision in California. When this type of incident occurs, the families of the deceased victims are -- naturally -- deeply upset. At the same time, those who are injured may be worried about their own health as well as about how they will afford to cover their medical bills linked to the car accident.
Injuries resulting from a serious car accident can vary depending on the age and size of the accident victim. According to the Placer County Network of Care, one of the most common injuries sustained by young adults and children in car accidents is hip fractures.
Many car accidents in California involve fault. However, it’s not always easy to prove which party was at fault, or negligent, for the collision.
A family who was on their way to Disneyland, considered "the happiest place on Earth," never got to experience it due to a recent vehicle accident. To make matters worse, the California incident took place on Mother's Day. All of the family members perished in the car accident, leaving surviving loved ones struggling with grief.
Young people one moment may be enjoying a bus ride in anticipation of viewing potential colleges. However, in a split second, their dreams of going to school could become a nightmarish situation involving both death and serious injury victims. An accident resulting from another driver's failure to pay attention can lead to this type of event, which may have recently occurred in California.