A woman was killed in a two-car crash in Riverside County. The California Highway Patrol arrived on the scene of the 2:50 p.m. collision to discover the deceased woman and an injured woman. They do not suspect alcohol or drugs to have played a part in the fatal accident.
How the motor vehicle crash occurred
The recent California wreck occurred near a street intersection. According to police, a 72-year-old woman was trying to turn south to find parking. A second woman who was headed eastbound reportedly hit the first woman’s car.
First responders pronounced the first driver dead at the crash scene. The second driver survived the wreck but suffered injuries and was taken to a medical center for treatment. Her injuries were not deemed life-threatening. Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
Police may determine through their investigation that the California accident happened due to the first driver’s negligence, such as failing to yield to oncoming traffic when making a left turn. In this situation, the injured second driver may choose to file a personal injury claim, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained as a result of the accident. Even though the woman who allegedly caused the crash died in the collision, her estate may still be sued. Anyone else with an ownership interest in the car she was driving at the time of the accident may be named as a defendant as well. A successfully fought claim might lead to a damage award to cover the injured woman’s hospital bills and other accident-related losses, such as the loss of wages if she must miss work for an extended period due to her injuries.