A 13-year-old teen passed away as a result of an auto accident that occurred in Oxnard. KTLA News Channel Five reports the accident occurred along the intersection of Gonzales Road and Rose Avenue this past Tuesday afternoon. Below, we provide a closer look at this unfortunate accident and attempt to determine if a lawsuit will follow.
At the moment, little is known about the accident aside from the fact that a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 truck and a 1999 Honda Civic collided. Five individuals were inside the Civic when the accident occurred. Three of these individuals were transported to nearby hospitals so their serious injuries could be treated.
Sadly, one of those injured in the accident was a teenager. This youngster did not survive his injuries. No additional life-threatening injuries were reported at the accident scene. Furthermore, police have not released any information as to why the collision occurred or what caused it.
What Might be the Cause of the Accident?
Early reports state the Dodge was heading south along Rose Ave. when the Honda heading north along the same street collided with it. However, police are not certain as to which driver is at fault. Investigators are encouraging witnesses and those with additional information about the accident to step forward to help solve this puzzle.
The Litigation to Follow
Three of those who were in the Honda at the time of the crash suffered injuries. These injuries were significant enough to warrant transportation to a nearby hospital. The teenager involved in the crash did not survive. Two others in the vehicle suffered significant injuries. However, those riding in the Dodge were not injured.
If a personal injury lawsuit is filed, it will seek financial compensation to offset the costs tied to the expenses related to the injured parties’ pain and suffering. The money obtained through the lawsuit can be used to pay/offset medical costs, pain, suffering, lost wages, diminished earning capacity and additional losses tied to the accident.