According to police, a 29-year-old woman was killed in a car crash that took place at about 9 a.m. on Dec. 7. The crash took place where State Route 78 turned into Vista Way at Moreno Street in Oceanside. Police say that a 62-year-old man driving a Ford F-150 drove through a red light at a high rate of speed before colliding with the Kia that was occupied by the woman.
Authorities also said that the truck collided with a Chevy and that the Kia was pushed into a Toyota. The F-150 then crashed through a fence onto a residential property. Both the driver of the F-150 and the driver of the Chevy were taken to Scripps La Jolla. The driver of the F-150 suffered a broken wrist while the driver of the Chevy was treated for bruising.
Those who live in Oceanside say that the road where the accident occurred is dangerous and there is a constant sound of screeching. Police say that those who are new to the area may not be ready to transition from 65 mph on SR-78 to an abrupt stop. The driver who caused the crash was not under the influence of alcohol when it took place.
The drivers who are at fault for deadly car accidents may face a wrongful death suit from the family of the victim. With the help of a personal injury attorney, it may be possible for the family to win compensation for final expenses and punitive damages due to driver negligence. An attorney may be able to win compensation at trial or negotiate a settlement outside of court. A settlement may be palatable, as it may allow all parties involved to resolve things quickly.
Source: NBC San Diego , "Driver Who Caused Fatal Crash "Never Hit The Brakes"", Christina London and Sherene Tagharobi, December 08, 2014