California police believe that alcohol was more than likely a factor in a recent deadly collision. The head-on crash left three people dead and another two seriously hurt. These types of motor vehicle accidents are often devastating for both surviving victims and the families of those who lost their lives, but most people have options for seeking justice.
According to authorities, a possible drunk driver drove the wrong direction in the northbound lanes of a freeway connector road. At approximately 3:30 a.m., the wrong-way driver collided with two other vehicles that were traveling in the correct direction. Both the driver and the passenger in the vehicle driving the wrong direction were killed in the wreck.
One of the victims in the other cars survived the initial collision and was transported to a hospital for treatment, where she tragically later died from her injuries. Two other people were also injured but are currently expected to survive. The full extent of their injuries and exactly which of the two other vehicles they were traveling in are unclear.
It is still possible to achieve just legal recourse when the negligent driver who caused a fatal accident also died in the collision. This is typically accomplished by filing a personal injury or wrongful death suit against the driver's estate. In this manner, victims of motor vehicle accidents and surviving family members in California can still get the compensation they need for things like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and unexpected funeral costs.