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Fatal car accident in California leaves 2 dead, others injured

A deadly pass in California has sadly claimed two more victims after a tragic wreck. Multiple other people sustained serious injuries from the car accident, which reportedly involved a smaller car being struck by a dump truck. Although no charges have been filed at this time, California police are still investigating the root cause of the accident.

At the time of the accident, five individuals were riding in the vehicle that was struck. As the car proceeded through an intersection, a dump truck apparently barreled down a nearby off-ramp and blew through a stop sign. The dump truck then struck the other vehicle, which rolled underneath the truck.

The two individuals killed were a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman. Those injured included two men aged 20 and 19 years old, and one other man whose age is currently unknown. According to California authorities, their injuries were life-threatening in nature. While all three were transported to a local area hospital, one of them had to be airlifted by helicopter. The driver of the dump truck was not injured.

With such young lives so tragically affected by this horrific car accident, emotions may be raw for the families of the victims. Sadly, unexpected funeral costs can put an unbearably heavy burden on the shoulders of these families. Though financial recourse can never erase the pain of losing a loved one far too soon, a successfully litigated wrongful death claim could be an essential stepping stone on the path to healing for these families. In this instance, the claim might be made against both the driver of the dump truck as well as the construction company who employed the driver, if negligence on the driver's or company's part can be demonstrated.

Source: vvdailypress.com, "2 killed, 3 injured in Cajon Pass crash", Anneli Fogt, June 25, 2014

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