Fatal Ventura County Car Accident
Lydia Marie Faltin, 20, died in a Camarillo car accident the morning of April 4, 2009, the Ventura County Star reports. Faltin, a Newbury Park resident, was driving southbound on Temple Avenue near Lewis Road when she apparently lost control of her car, veered off the roadway and struck two trees and a wall. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department officials said alcohol or drugs did not seem to be a factor in this auto accident. They are asking any one who may have witnessed this fatal car accident to contact the Camarillo Police Department at 805-388-5132.
I offer my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Lydia Marie Faltin for their tragic and untimely loss. Please keep them in your prayers.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 traffic accident statistics, there was one fatal traffic accident and 337 auto accidents involving injuries in Camarillo. In Ventura County as a whole, there were 71 deaths and 3,993 injuries as a result of car accidents in 2007.
In this particular case, it seems as if something went horribly wrong with Faltin’s car. Based on this newspaper report, officials say she was not an impaired driver. There seems to have been no distraction or fatigue either. If I were a member of Faltin’s family, I would want to know if there was a mechanical malfunction or product defect in her vehicle that caused her to lose control of her vehicle. In these types of auto accidents, it is important to look at other factors such as a dangerous condition on the roadway or another vehicle that may have run Faltin off the road.
An experienced California Car accident attorney will be able to determine how and why the accident occurred. The vehicle must be preserved in its current state, unaltered, so it can be examined by an expert for product defects, mechanical malfunction and other evidence. In such cases, the auto maker or the manufacturer of the dangerous or defective car product could be held liable. If a dangerous roadway condition was involved, the governmental agency responsible for maintaining that roadway could be held liable.