Two young women, both in the early 20s, died in a serious car accident at San Diego intersection. Rescuers also took 6 other people to local hospitals, but their condition was not disclosed.
Police said that a person came through a red light at a high speed while the young women were stopped at an intersection. The force of the impact pushed the vehicle into several other cars.
Unfortunately, the vehicle burst in to flames and left the two women with severe burn injuries. They both succumbed to their injuries while undergoing treatment at area hospitals.
The two women had been close friends since they were little girls. One had just graduated from college and was planning to continue her studies abroad, while the other was still in college.
Police did not say why the driver who caused this accident ran a red light and was speeding, but a friend of one of the victim’s families indicated that the driver may have suffered from a medical problem while driving.
Multi-vehicle accidents which cause several injuries and fatalities are difficult on a number of levels. For one, the victims and their families have to deal with a lot of physical and emotional pain.
Also, the injuries and deaths are a real financial loss to the families. At a minimum, this accident will requirement the payment of hospital bills and funeral expenses.
Sorting out a multi-vehicle accident to determine who is responsible will require considerable attention to detail and a thorough investigation.
By way of example, it may be important to know what medical issue the responsible driver suffered and whether he or she knew about it before driving.
An experienced and knowledgeable legal professional can help a family conduct the necessary investigation and obtain the compensation to which they are legally entitled.