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1 dead in California car crash

A motor vehicle crash in Contra Costa County resulted in one death. The crash took place during the late night hours on a Saturday. Two cars were involved in the collision, which occurred along Highway 4.

Events leading up to the car accident

The recent California car accident happened at around 11:55 p.m. According to police, an off-road sport utility vehicle crashed into a car. Neither vehicle had a passenger.

Police reported that the driver of the car passed away at the crash scene. Meanwhile, the SUV driver suffered no injuries in the crash. Officials reported that the accident was the second one to occur in 2024 on the highway, which has been considered the county’s deadliest for the past couple of years.

How an attorney can help

California police’s investigation may reveal that the sport utility vehicle driver caused the accident due to negligent driving, such as speeding or texting behind the wheel. In this situation, the surviving family members of the car driver who died in the accident have the right to file a wrongful death claim against the sport utility vehicle driver, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the accident. Liability must be established, based on a showing of negligence, before the judge that hears the case in civil court. If the plaintiffs are successful in their claim, they may be awarded monetary damages to cover their deceased loved one’s funeral costs and the loss of support for his or her surviving loved ones.