Three people were killed and another was injured in a recent accident. Two of the fatalities were children, although it is not clear if they were related to the woman who was driving the vehicle they were in. There were two other people also involved in this fatal accident who were uninjured.
A 34-year-old woman was driving on a California highway bridge with two children as her passengers. Around 4:45 p.m., a 55-year-old driver who was heading in the opposite direction drifted out of his lane and into the path of the woman’s vehicle. The two vehicles collided, were pushed to the side of the highway and caught on fire. Surrounding vegetation also caught fire as a result of the collision, causing two acres to burn in a brush fire.
The woman and the two children were killed in the accident. The driver who apparently caused the wreck and a 13-year-old passenger in his vehicle did not suffer any injuries. Firefighters had to extract another passenger in his vehicle — a 28-year-old man — who suffered major injuries and had to be airlifted to an area hospital for treatment.
The unexpected death of a loved one is never an easy experience, but it can be extremely hard for a parent who has lost a child in a fatal accident. Burying a child is something that no parent in California should have to go through. While financial compensation could never replace the life of a lost loved one, it can certainly help address the emotional and financial damages of his or her death. Surviving family members might be able to better focus on the grieving process when they are able to handle the financial burden of things like funeral and burial expenses.