A Reseda auto crash that occurred last Sunday night turned out to be fatal. KTLA News Channel Five reports the accident occurred slightly to the north of Saticoy St. on Corbin Avenue. The crash occurred shortly after 8 p.m.
About the Accident
Early reports state a BMW M3 and a Mini Cooper were traveling north along Corbin. It appears as though the Mini Cooper struck another vehicle, a Kia Optima. This vehicle was redirected into the oncoming traffic lane, crashing into a different vehicle. The driver of the BMW ended up losing control of his vehicles and slammed into vehicles coming from the opposite direction, ultimately striking a Chevy Silverado.
The force of the accident caused the BMW to explode. The driver of this vehicle passed away at the site of the accident. The Silverado that was struck ended up slamming to parked vehicles. Multiple people suffered injuries in the crash. This deadly accident is still being investigated by local police.
The Cause of the Accident
It appears as though speed was a factor in this accident. Local police state three of the vehicles involved in the crash were likely speeding. However, proving one specific party’s negligence caused the accident will prove difficult. Fault for the crash might be shared by multiple drivers. Those who witnessed the accident are encouraged to reach out to the Valley traffic division at (818) 644-8028.
The Ensuing Legal Action
The family of the individual who passed away will likely file a wrongful death lawsuit against the other drivers involved in the accident. However, the quality of the family’s attorney will play a large role in determining whether justice is served. The accident appears to be the fault of several speeding drivers so proving the driver who passed away was not speeding and was not even slightly negligent will prove challenging. If the lawsuit results in a settlement or a court award, it will provide financial compensation for the loss of financial support, the loss of comfort, funeral costs, burial costs and more.
Furthermore, those who suffered injuries as a result of this accident can also file personal injury lawsuits against the drivers they believe to be negligent. If those lawsuits are successful, they will result in financial compensation for lost wages, diminishes earning capacity, pain, suffering, medical bills and all other causally related losses.