The occupants of a vehicle in California would have had no way of knowing that they were traveling together for the last time. It was close to 2:30 a.m. on a recent Wednesday when a disaster occurred that resulted in multiple fatalities. Investigators are still working on the case to determine exactly what might have caused the driver of the car to crash into a median. The force of the impact made the vehicle go airborne.
All 3 vehicle occupants were ejected
A car does not have to be moving fast for serious injuries to occur in a collision. In this case, however, the vehicle in question hit a median with such force that it then became airborne. The car sailed through the air and landed in a nearby backyard swimming pool. The driver and two passengers were ejected from the vehicle.
2 people initially survived their injuries
One of the occupants of the vehicle, a 21-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others, a 27-year-old man and 23-year-old woman, were transported to a nearby hospital for emergency care. An update on the case listed the woman in serious condition. Sadly, the man later died of his injuries.
Fatal collisions affect families and communities
When a California collision results in a fatality, it typically causes grief, not just for the victim’s family but for his or her entire community. As families do their best to move on in life without their loved one, they often experience feelings of sorrow and frustration or anger, especially if the collision was caused by driver negligence. In such cases, an immediate family member may seek justice by filing a wrongful death claim in a civil court. If the defendant did not survive the accident, a claim may be filed against his or her estate.