Two people were killed and one was injured in a three-vehicle wrong-way accident on Nov. 23. The wreck happened on Highway 101 in Marian County near the Redwood Sanitary Landfill around midnight. Road crews shut down the road for several hours after the crash as they cleared the debris.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a man driving a 1995 Toyota Camry was headed north down the southbound lane when the Toyota collided head-on with a 2013 Nissan Sentra. The Nissan had two occupants, a male driver and a female passenger. After the Nissan was struck by the Toyota, it was struck again by a 2006 Dodge Ram.
The driver of the Nissan was killed, and the passenger was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The man driving the Toyota was also killed. The driver of the Dodge pickup was uninjured. Investigators believe alcohol played a role in the accident.
Family members of a loved one killed in a motor vehicle accident could file a civil claim against the liable driver even if that individual did not survive the crash as well. Through the claim, the family could receive compensation for hospital bills if the victim received treatment before dying, funeral costs and lost income the loved one may have earned.
The family may want to contact a personal injury attorney. He or she might be able to get the family monetary compensation for damages suffered by the loss of their loved one. Toxicology reports, police reports and crash scene reconstruction reports could all be used to build a case against the accused driver.
Source: CBS San Francisco , "2 Die In Novato Head-On Crash Caused By Wrong-Way Driver On Hwy 101", November 24, 2014
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