Drivers in California are, for the most part, dedicated to protecting both their safety as well as the safety of others. As such, they choose to follow all traffic safety laws and abstain from drinking and driving. Unfortunately, even the most safety-conscious drivers cannot always respond in time to the negligent actions of others. In fact, a man in California is expected to face criminal charges following a recent fatal car accident.
Reports indicate that the accident happened at 5:30 a.m. on a day in October. Police say that the 43-year-old driver of a sedan allowed his vehicle to enter oncoming traffic where it struck a van head-on. Two people in the van died at the scene. A third occupant of the van was seriously injured.
The driver of the sedan was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He will reportedly be transported to jail following his release from the hospital because police suspect that he was under the influence of a narcotic at the time of the accident. Potential charges include driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, both felonies.
Unfortunately, families are now left to cope with the tragic, preventable loss of their loved ones as a result of the California car accident. Additionally, another victim is potentially facing a lengthy road to recovery, potentially resulting in stacks of medical bills that may be difficult to pay if he is unable to work. To help these victims — including the surviving relatives of the deceased van occupants — cope with the financial fallout of the accident, they may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person deemed responsible.