Lancaster, CA (September 9, 2020) – An auto accident reported in the Lancaster area claimed the life of one victim on Monday evening. On September 7, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a collision on 10th Street West.
Reports provided by the Sheriff's Office show that a gray Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck was driving erratically on Avenue K and 12th Street West. Police spotted the vehicle and began traveling behind them with sirens and lights on. The driver fled the scene and crashed into a red Dodge Avenger at the intersection of 10th Street West and Avenue J-8.
The impact of the crash caused severe damage to the Avenger. The female driver was critically injured in the accident. She was rendered aid at the scene and rushed to Antelope Valley Hospital. Authorities confirmed that the woman and her unborn child both succumbed to their injuries after arriving. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victims who lost their lives in this accident.
Fatal Car Accidents in California
Auto accidents throughout the state of California claim more than 3,000 lives annually. Although many accidents are preventable, they continue to claim the lives of innocent victims. Roughly 80% of collisions are caused by drivers who engage in the following activities:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving while distracted (by cell phones, food, or talking)
- Driving recklessly
- Defective auto parts
- Unfamiliar roadways
Although we can take various measures to ensure others are safe while traveling with us, a lot of other drivers do not take the time to consider others sharing the road with them. As a result, the lives of victims and their families are forever changed.
When people lose their lives in traffic-related incidents, their families are often left with stacking financial obligations related to funeral arrangements and property damages. In some cases, families lose a source of income that they have grown to rely on. Families of those who lose their lives in preventable accidents as a result of another person's negligence should reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Torrance as soon as possible. Families may be able to collect compensation from at-fault drivers to help cover the costs they face for both economic and non-economic damages moving forward.
Working with a trusted and knowledgeable legal team after experience an unexpected loss can increase your chances of successfully recovering. The Torrance car accident attorneys at AgnewBrusavich strive to help grieving families maximize their recoveries after losing loved ones in accidents caused by negligent and reckless drivers. We strive to provide the most effective legal representation for our clients to ensure their best interests and legal rights are protected moving forward. Our team will investigate the circumstances surrounding your loved one's accident and uncover critical details to support your legal claim so we are better positioned to help you hold wrongdoers accountable and to recover. If your loved one lost their life in an accident as a result of another driver's actions, contact our Long Beach personal injury attorneys at (310) 928-9081 to see how we can help you. Schedule a case evaluation with our attorneys to discuss legal options available for your family after the unexpected loss of a loved one.
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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in Southern California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.