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Single-vehicle crash kills 4 in California

On Behalf of | Jun 28, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Those who ride as passengers in a motor vehicle might not always have much say over the actions of the driver. Should a driver lose control over a vehicle while traveling at excessive speeds, the fallout of the situation could place the lives of everyone inside the vehicle in jeopardy in the process. Excessive speeding is suspected as a contributing factor in a recent car accident that claimed the lives of four individuals in California. 

Speed-related crash 

Reports indicate that the fatal crash took place just before 2:40 a.m. on a recent Saturday. Authorities have advised that an investigation into the crash indicated that it began when the driver lost control of the vehicle while traveling at excessive speeds. The vehicle reportedly proceeded to crash into a nearby guardrail before colliding with a bridge support. 

According to reports, the impact of the crash caused the vehicle to split in half and forced two of the passengers to be ejected from within. All four occupants of the vehicle suffered fatal harm and died at the scene. While authorities advised that speeding is suspected, it remains unclear as to whether there might have been any other contributing factors involved. 

Wrongful death 

While no family should have to experience the sudden loss of a loved one in a car accident due to the reckless actions of another party, similar issues continue to affect the lives of many.  While there might be nothing one can do to change what took place, those who suffer loss under such scenarios could benefit from speaking with a personal injury attorney for advice on their available options for legal recourse. An attorney can examine every aspect of the incident and help a client prepare to seek the compensation entitled through a wrongful death claim.