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.