Practicing safe driving habits like removing distractions and always wearing a seat belt can potentially help reduce a person's risk of being involved in an accident. Unfortunately, being a safe driver does not address at least one issue -- other drivers. A recent fatal accident on a California highway demonstrates just how difficult it is to avoid unexpected dangers on the road.
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.
Officials shut down a California freeway for approximately three hours so investigators could work the scene of a deadly accident. Four people were injured in the collision, including the driver accused of causing the wreck. Sadly, a child was killed. A fatal accident such as this can be extremely distressing to injury victims and loved ones who survive the fatally injured.
An unexpected death is a complicated situation for surviving family members to handle. Families often struggle to cover funeral expenses and adjust to losses in income. These financial damages can make it difficult for families to fully process their loved one's death, and concern over money can even interrupt the grieving process. If a California family has experienced the loss of a loved one, it may be extremely important to pursue just legal recourse through a wrongful death claim.