Two adults were killed and a young child was seriously injured in a fatal, head-on collision. Police are still investigating the accident, and it is possible that the driver believed responsible might have been under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both at the time of the wreck. Aside from the child, the allegedly negligent driver was the only other person who survived the collision. Unfortunately, this is not necessarily uncommon for these types of motor vehicle accidents.
At the time of the wreck, a man and woman in an SUV were traveling in the eastbound lane of a California road. A 1-year-old toddler was secured in a safety seat in the same vehicle, although the adult passengers may not have been wearing their seatbelts. At some point, another driver veered out of his lane and into oncoming traffic, directly into the path of the SUV.
The two vehicles collided, killing both of the adult passengers in the SUV and critically injuring the child, who was transported to an area children's hospital. The wrong-way driver also suffered critical injuries that required medical attention at a hospital. Investigators at the scene of the accident claim that they found a bottle of alcohol in the driver's car and that there was also a strong smell of marijuana. Whether he was intoxicated at the time of the wreck has yet to be revealed.
Death is never an easy issue to deal with, but it can be especially difficult when grieving the unnecessary loss of life caused by a negligent driver. When California families loses loved ones in deadly motor vehicle accidents, they can take action to seek compensation on their behalf. Wrongful death lawsuits are usually the most common avenue for families hoping to find a sense of peace and justice after a terrible tragedy.