A crash occurred on a California highway in the early morning hours of a recent Sunday. All motorists are required to adhere to traffic laws and safety regulations, including remaining at the scene after being involved in a collision. Not only did the driver of a vehicle that crashed reportedly flee the scene, the disabled vehicle was left in the middle of a traffic lane, which led to a second collision.
Collision resulted in injuries and a fatality
It was just after 5 a.m. when a 51-year-old man was driving along the same road. His vehicle collided with the car the other driver had left in the middle of the road. Rescuers soon arrived and transported the man to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries. There was a 37-year-old woman traveling in the vehicle with the man when the crash occurred.
The woman was also transported to a hospital for emergency care. Sadly, she later succumbed to her injuries. Four lanes of traffic in the eastbound lanes were shut down until just before 9 a.m. following the incident.
Wrongful death claims are often filed after cases like this
In the past, California police have later located drivers who failed to remain at the scene of a collision. In many cases, personal injury or wrongful death claims were later filed when driver negligence was found to have been a causal factor in a crash that resulted injury or fatality. If an accident victim has died, an immediate family member may file a claim on his or her behalf.