Two people were killed in a Los Angeles car accident after their vehicles collided head-on early morning on January 9, 2010, the Los Angeles Times reports. The accident occurred on Devonshire Street near White Oak avenue in Northridge, Los Angeles police officials said. Both drivers, a man said to be in his mid-20s and a woman in her 40s, died at the scene. The female driver of a 2005 Cadillac CTS was apparently speeding in the westbound lanes of Devonshire when she lost control and crashed head-on with an eastbound Nissan Altima. Officials are looking into whether drugs or alcohol played a part in this fatal car crash.
My heart goes out to families of both these deceased victims for their sudden and untimely loss. I offer my deepest condolences to everyone who knew and loved these victims. Please keep them in your prayers.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 260 fatalities and 27,110 injuries involving car accidents in Los Angeles. Countywide, car accidents claimed 712 lives and injured 56,475 people during the same year.
What Caused this Fatal Car Accident?
If the details in this news report are accurate, it seems to me that the female driver of the Cadillac may have been at fault here. However, there are many unanswered questions. Was the driver of the Cadillac under the influence of alcohol or dugs? How fast was she going at the time of the crash? Did she lose control of her vehicle because of a vehicle defect or a mechanical malfunction? Did a dangerous or defective roadway condition cause or contribute to the fatal car collision? Was the driver of the Cadillac distracted, speeding, reckless or otherwise negligent while driving?
An Experienced Injury Lawyer Can Help
If the woman did in fact cause this tragic accident, the deceased man’s family members would be able to file a claim for compensation against the woman’s estate and liability insurance. An experienced San Fernando personal injury lawyer will analyze all facets of a case and explain to the victim’s family whether they have a wrongful death claim here. Such claims usually compensate families of deceased victims for medical/funeral expenses, lost future earnings, loss of love and companionship and other related damages.
The Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys is not representing any of the parties mentioned in this article at the time the article was posted. Our information source is cited in the article. If you were involved in this incident or a similar incident and have questions as to your rights and options, call us or another reputable law firm. Do not act solely upon the information provided herein. Get a consultation. The best law firms will provide a free consultation. We provide a free, confidential consultation to not at fault persons named in this article. The free consultation offer extends to family members as well.