It is no secret that operating a vehicle at excessive speeds can be a dangerous decision. Those who travel at high speeds may struggle to respond to various driving scenarios and those who encounter a speeding driver may be left with little time to react to such negligence. One person died and two others suffered injuries in a recent car accident that took place after a vehicle ran through a red light at a high rate of speed.
According to reports, the crash occurred at around 8: 20 p.m. on a recent Saturday. Initial investigations suggest it took place when the driver of a westbound car failed to stop for a red light while being operated at a high rate of speed. Soon after entering the intersection, the car crashed into a second vehicle before veering off the road and crashing into nearby trees.
Reports indicate that the driver who caused the crash was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the car and the driver of the second vehicle both suffered injuries and were both transported to a nearby hospital for medical care. Authorities assert that the incident remains under investigation, and they advised that excessive speeding and failure to stop for a red light appear to have been the primary contributing factors.
Individuals who suffer serious injuries in a car accident involving similar forms of negligence may wish to exercise their rights to seek restitution but navigating the civil justice system can be a complex process. When facing a similar situation, a person in California could benefit from consulting with legal counsel for guidance through every stage of the process. An attorney can help a client better understand all his or her available options and assist in preparing to seek the compensation entitled through a personal injury claim.