Jaslyn Ouch, 20, was killed in a Long Beach car accident, which also left four others critically injured. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal car crash occurred near the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Spring Street. Police say Ouch was a passenger in a Honda Civic that was slammed into by a Ford Mustang the evening of Jan. 20. Police say four people were transported. Police say four people were in critical condition after they were pulled from the wreckage. Officials also said the Mustang sustained severe front-end damage, which showed how violent the impact of the collision was.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Jaslyn Ouch for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Her family members say she was working two jobs in an effort to save up money to return to school to study nursing. Please keep Ouch’s family in your thoughts and prayers.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2014 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 23 deaths and 1,667 injuries reported as a result of traffic accidents in the city of Long Beach. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 606 people died and 51,988 were injured as a result of car accidents during the same year.
Protecting Victims’ Rights
Based on this news report, it is unclear as to what caused this street intersection crash. Officials are looking for any witnesses who might have seen this incident. There are a number of unanswered questions here. Were alcohol or drugs involved in this crash? Was excessive speed a factor? We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely who caused this crash.
In such cases, families of deceased accident victims can file what is known as a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault parties seeking compensation for damages such as medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship.
Injured victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Victims and their families would also be well advised to contact an experienced Long Beach car accident lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are preserved.