An unlicensed 16 year old driver was operating a motor vehicle at the time of a deadly crash in California. Authorities say that the teen hit a guard rail before the car tumbled down an embankment and caught fire – the automobile then caught fire and all five passengers were killed.
The driver of the vehicle was the only survivor and is currently in stable condition following treatment at a Los Angeles area hospital. The exact cause of the crash is currently unknown, but authorities point to the driver’s inexperience behind the wheel as a possible cause of the deadly accident.
Any number of things can contribute to an accident – a driver can be distracted, impaired or tired; roadway conditions can be less than favorable due to weather conditions or the vehicle itself can breakdown in one respect or another. An investigation into this incident is underway and once authorities are able to determine exactly what caused the accident they will determine whether or not any charges will be filed against the driver.
Anyone who is operating a motor vehicle needs to take appropriate measures to keep passengers in their vehicle, other motorists on the roadway and pedestrians safe. If there is proof that the driver’s actions contributed to the accident it could open the door to civil lawsuits by the family members who lost loved ones in the accident.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence you need to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. A qualified California injury lawyer can evaluate the details of the police report and your personal account of the details in order to build the best possible case against the negligent party. Your lawyer will then fight diligently to get you compensation for medical bills and pain and suffering incurred as a result of the incident.
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