California car accident: 1 dead, 3 injured

On Behalf of | Jul 27, 2023 | Wrongful Death | 0 comments

A 9-year-old boy lost his life in a horrific California car accident. Three others suffered injuries in the three-vehicle wreck. The accident occurred along Highway 50 in Sacramento.

What happened

The recent California car crash occurred at about 6:35 p.m. on July 20. Police said a 19-year-old woman, was driving on the interstate when she switched lanes. The back of her car apparently hit the front of another car before veering left and crashing into a divider.

The woman’s vehicle then swerved to the right and collided with a third car. That car left the highway and overturned on an on-ramp. Police reported that the boy who died was riding in the third motor vehicle and passed away at the crash scene. All three drivers potentially suffered injuries in the crash and were taken to a medical center.

Legal recourse

From the information reported so far, it seems apparent that the woman driving the first car was negligent by losing control of her vehicle. In this situation, the two other injured drivers might decide to file personal injury claims against the woman. Likewise, the surviving family members of the boy who was killed might file a wrongful death claim, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained due to the wreck. Successfully litigated claims may lead to damage awards to cover losses stemming from the accident, such as hospital bills and funeral expenses.