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Young boy dies after rear-end car accident in California

A parent should never be forced to endure the loss of a child on account of the negligence of another party. Such unexpected events are tragic in nature, often leaving parents to experience periods of extreme emotional suffering. A recent car accident in California claimed the life of an 11-year-old boy after his car was struck from behind.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a vehicle was travelling southbound just before 5 p.m. when it suddenly struck another vehicle from behind. The other vehicle was stopped in traffic at the time, and a young boy inside was rushed to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. There were two other people inside the vehicle at the time, both of whom apparently suffered only minor injuries.

When a vehicle is stuck in traffic, it may be impossible for the driver to avoid a similar collision. There has been no indication of any possible outside factors that may have contributed to the collision, but similar accidents where a vehicle is stopped are often considered the fault of the other party. An investigation into the event is likely underway, and if the other driver is found culpable in the accident, the victim's family may have grounds to seek restitution for their loss.

Countless individuals over the years have lost a loved one in a car accident under similar circumstances. Along with the emotional grief involved, families may also experience financial difficulties, especially with the presence of extensive medical and/or burial expenses. When facing such challenges, a family will often speak with an attorney in California for assistance in filing a wrongful death claim against the party deemed at fault.

Source:, "Woodland boy, 11, dies in crash on I-5 in Yolo County", Bill Lindelof, April 14, 2017

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