Prosecutors asked that a woman be held in a California jail without bail following her involvement in a recent motor vehicle tragedy. The woman is a licensed nurse who had been behind the wheel of a car that was said to have been traveling 90 mph toward Slauson Avenue. She is accused of crashing her vehicle into numerous other cars at the high rate of speed, resulting in six deaths.
Driver negligence or reckless behavior is often a key factor in wrongful death litigation. It is not uncommon for an immediate family member of a deceased victim in a collision to seek justice by filing a claim against the party or parties believed to have been responsible. In this case, the nurse is facing five manslaughter charges, as well as a murder charge. The crash caused multiple vehicles to erupt in flames
One victim was pregnant
The murder charge against the woman stems from the death of her unborn child, whose mother also died in the crash. Online posts suggested that the same driver had been involved in many other collisions, as well, although her legal team has adamantly denied the reports. There is also evidence that the woman has been treated for mental illness issues on more than one occasion, including being involuntarily committed to a mental hospital.
Tragic and preventable crash
The loss of human life that results from a California motor vehicle accident is always tragic, and it is intensified when children are involved. In addition to the death of the unborn child in this case, the ages of those killed range from 11 months to 42 years. Anyone who has endured a similar tragedy, including the loss of a loved one due to driver negligence, has every right to meet with an experienced personal injury law attorney to discuss the wrongful death claims process.