An 18-year-old woman has passed away as a result of a three-vehicle crash this past Friday. Police believe the individual who is responsible for the crash was under the influence of alcohol. However, an investigation is still to be performed. Here is a look at the accident and also a preview of potential litigation to follow.
The accident occurred in Oceanside on El Camino Real. A driver was traveling south along El Camino Real by Fire Mountain Drive, crossed the center median, struck a fire hydrant and slammed into an oncoming vehicle. Sadly, this driver struck two vehicles heading northbound. The force of the impact resulted in a fire in one of the automobiles.
Unfortunately, one of the vehicles struck, that was heading northbound flipped onto its roof. Two individuals were trapped inside this vehicle. Police have determined the driver of one of those automobiles was the teenager noted above. This victim died at the accident scene. Police have also stated the individual responsible for the accident was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that have not yet been detailed.
The Lawsuit to Follow
There might be several lawsuits stemming from this unfortunate accident. The family of the teenage girl who passed away is likely to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver. If this lawsuit succeeds, it will obtain the financial compensation necessary to pay for burial expenses, funeral expenses, account for the loss of comfort and also account for additional losses caused by the accident. Others injured in the accident can also file personal injury lawsuits against the negligent driver to obtain financial compensation for pain, suffering, lost wages, diminished earning capacity and additional losses caused by the crash.