Gilroy, CA – Three Car Crash on Highway 101 Kills One
Gilroy, CA (August 13, 2018) – A three car crash in Gilroy on Monday led to the death of one person. Around 8:00 am, a commercial van was traveling on Highway 101. At the same time, a semi truck slowed in front of the van while making a right turn. The van failed to slow down and crashed into the rear end of the semi. After the collision, the van proceeded into the other travel lane where it struck an SUV.
The force of the collision resulted in deadly injuries for one person. The deceased individual has not been identified. It is not known at this time whether the fatally injured person was in the SUV, the van or the semi truck. There is no word on any other injuries sustained in this crash.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. No further information is currently available.
Fatal Crashes in Los Angeles
Our thoughts are with the deceased person in this tragic crash.
Unfortunately, there are discernible risks each time we step into a vehicle. Whether we are traveling down the street or going on a long trip, there is always a chance of being involved in a crash. Fortunately, most crashes are not serious and do not result in injuries.
However, in some cases, those involved in a crash are not as fortunate. The worst case scenario is obviously a fatal car accident. In the case of a fatal accident, friends and family members are left behind to grieve the sudden passing of a loved one.
When a fatal accident occurs, the surviving family has legal rights. If a driver negligently causes the death of another person, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed. In California, wrongful death claims can be made when any type of negligence directly causes death. This includes impaired and distracted drivers. Even something as simple as failing to stop can result in a wrongful death claim if the failure causes a death.
A wrongful death claim is complicated. Due to the complexity and emotion involved, it is always best to hire an experienced Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer if you are facing the situation.
At the Los Angeles Injury Group, we offer free consultations in wrongful death cases. To meet with an attorney, please call us today at 310-954-7248.