Traffic laws are in place for the safety of all people on the road, and can be fatal when not obeyed. An elderly Orange County couple was killed over the weekend in Temecula, California, in a car accident that appeared to be the result of another driver running a red light.
The driver of the second vehicle, a Temecula resident, suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital from the scene of the accident. According to a written statement from coroner's officials, the 74-year-old and his 68-year-old wife died at the scene at 3:03 p.m.
Police said the investigation of the car accident, which shut down the road for more than five hours, revealed that the Temecula resident hit the couple's vehicle while they were turning left onto another road. Reports state that there are no red-light cameras in the city of Temecula, but there were many witnesses to the accident.
We, as drivers, expect other motorists to adhere to the rules of the road, in which case everyone would be safe. In most cases, it ends up being the other drivers on the road that we need to be aware of in order to maintain safe driving on our streets. While in this particular accident, authorities say no alcohol or drugs appeared to be involved, it's important to be aware of other distractions and dangers on the road.
As a result of the deaths that took place, the families of the victims are now faced with a bevy of set-backs, both emotionally and financially. A successful wrongful death lawsuit against the driver may be a way to help lighten the costly burden of everything that comes along with the death of a loved one.
Source: Press Enterprise.com, "Temecula: Likely red light runner crashes, 2 dead," Richard Brooks, Oct. 21, 2012
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