No one can truly predict how other drivers on the road will operate their vehicles. Some people may think that they are driving well and that others around them are doing their part to drive safely only to end up in a serious crash. Sadly, many car crashes turn fatal.
It was recently reported that a crash in California led to serious and fatal injuries. Apparently, the incident involved three vehicles and took place when a car collided with the rear of another vehicle for unknown reasons. The vehicle that was hit then struck a third vehicle. There were apparently four individuals, including two adults and two children, in the vehicle that was initially hit. It was noted that everyone involved in the incident was wearing a seat belt.
The driver of the car that was hit did suffer fatal injuries as a result of the crash. A passenger in his vehicle was also seriously injured. Two children were taken from the scene to an area hospital as a precaution, but they did not appear injured. The driver that rear-ended the second vehicle suffered minor injuries, and the driver of the third vehicle involved was unhurt. At the time of the report, police had not made any arrests, and the investigation was ongoing.
Suffering serious injuries and losing a loved one in a crash is not an easy ordeal to face. The effects of physical and emotional trauma can be long-lasting. As a result, the family of the deceased victim and the injured passenger in this California accident may want to consider whether seeking compensation for damages resulting from the incident is worthwhile. It may benefit them to gain information on wrongful death and personal injury claims to determine their available options.