A multicar accident has led to the death of one driver. According to reports,
a person driving a Lexus at a high rate of speed lost control of the vehicle,
and careened on southbound 280 before crashing into a Honda. The Honda
burst into flames, killing its occupant. Numerous people tried to help
rescue the victim, but were unsuccessful due to the heat from the flames.
Two people in the Lexus - the driver and passenger also suffered personal
injuries and were treated at a nearby hospital.
The incident remains under investigation, however California Highway Patrol
(CHP) states that alcohol may have been a factor. Whenever an accident
occurs, it is important to investigate all of the factors that may have
caused or contributed to the incident. Even when one main cause may exist,
others - such as roadway obstructions or defective parts (such as brakes
or tires) may be a contributing factor.
Further, where alcohol contributes to the accident, the driver may be held
responsible for both civil and criminal actions. If you or a loved one
has been harmed in an automobile accident, it is important to contact
an experience San Francisco personal injury lawyer to begin an investigation
to protect your rights.
For more information, please contact the dedicated
San Francisco car accident lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.