Most parents in California and elsewhere can’t imagine losing one child to a preventable tragedy such as a car accident, let alone two. However, one family is unfortunately having to deal with such a tragic loss since a car accident claimed the lives of their two sons recently. Now, the family is likely considering their legal options with regard to the fatal accident.
The crash happened just after 8 a.m. on Monday, March 7. Two brothers, both teenagers, were in a 1990 Ford F-250 pickup when they were involved in a collision with a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado. The Silverado pickup was a city vehicle owned by Huntington Beach.
The 38-year-old driver of the Silverado was a city employee and reportedly not hurt in the crash. However, the two teens were not so lucky. One brother, 18, died soon after being taken to the hospital, but his brother, age unspecified, was listed in critical condition until finally succumbing to his injuries. Although authorities do not suspect alcohol or drug impairment, they did not declare a possible cause for the crash, and the accident is still under investigation.
Legal recourse for victims’ families
The report did not specify which of the drivers caused the accident. If the evidence suggests the city employee driving the Silverado pickup was responsible for the crash, he and the city of Huntington Beach can be named in a civil suit brought by the deceased brothers’ surviving family. Affected parties can begin to gain an understanding of their legal options for compensation by consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney in California.