Some of the most dangerous places on the road are intersections. Even when crossroads have traffic signals, a driver cannot always assume that opposing traffic will stop when the lights change. Additionally, some California intersections convert to flashing lights after a certain time of night. Any of these may lead to car accidents, but driver error is almost always a critical factor.
In the early hours of a recent Tuesday morning, a collision occurred at an intersection where multiple lanes converge. While authorities are still investigating, their preliminary findings indicate that a small SUV was traveling east and a compact car was heading south. Both vehicles entered the intersection at the same time and collided.
The compact car landed on its roof, and its occupant suffered life-threatening injuries. The driver of the SUV also suffered injuries. Both men were transported to the hospital, but the driver of the car died of his injuries by the time he arrived. Police do not believe either driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and that leaves many questions.
It is also likely that the family members of both the deceased and the injured drivers have questions of their own. When investigators determine who is at fault in any accident, the victim or surviving loved ones may wish to learn of their options for holding that person or his estate accountable for their suffering and loss. With the assistance of an attorney, California car accident victims may pursue the compensation they deserve.