A two-car crash in California resulted in multiple people injured and one death. Three individuals suffered injuries in the early-morning crash. One driver was reportedly driving in the wrong direction at the time of the accident.
Events leading up to the car wreck
The recent California wreck occurred at about 4 a.m. on a Thursday in a transition road between the Pomona Freeway and Santa Monica Freeway. According to authorities, a driver was going in the wrong direction along a road’s eastbound lanes. That vehicle then struck a second car.
Police said the wrong-way driver passed away at the accident scene. The three injured people were in the vehicle that was struck. They were transported to a medical center, where their conditions were deemed critical.
How a personal injury attorney can help
The three injured individuals in the second car may choose to file personal injury claims, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained due to the California car crash. Even though the alleged wrong-way driver passed away in the collision, the injured individuals may still sue his or her estate and anybody else with an ownership interest in the car he or she was driving when the wreck occurred. If they are successful in civil court, they may be awarded financial damages to cover their hospital bills. Monetary damage awards may also help them cover the loss of wages if their accident injuries prevent them from returning to work for extended periods.