An 88-year-old woman has died from injuries she sustained more than a week ago in a two-vehicle car accident in Huntington Beach. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the woman had been transported to a local hospital after complaining of neck and back pain. The incident occurred the afternoon of Aug. 24. The elderly woman was behind the wheel of a 2007 Toyota Camry when the collision occurred near Beach Boulevard and Cypress Drive. The Toyota sustained moderate front-end damage.
The other car, a 2015 Mini Cooper had minor rear-end damage. The driver of the Mini, a 27-year-old woman was not injured in the crash. No arrests or citations have been reported. The investigation into the collision is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 714-536-5666.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members and friends of the elderly woman who was fatally injured in this crash. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Causes and Liability Issues
Based on this news report, it is unclear as to precisely who or what caused this fatal car accident. There are a number of unanswered questions here. Did this collision occur at a street intersection? Did one of the vehicles rear-end the other? Did one fail to yield the right of way to another? Were alcohol or drugs factors in this crash? Was one of the drivers distracted or inattentive at the time? We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
In such cases, if negligence or wrongdoing was involved, families of deceased car accident victims can file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for damages such as medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering and loss of love, care and companionship. An experienced Huntington Beach personal injury lawyer will be able to examine all aspects of the incident and help victims and their families secure maximum compensation for their losses.
After a car accident, it is important to obtain a copy of the incident or accident report, secure prompt medical attention, gather as much evidence as possible from the scene of the crash, and contact a knowledgeable car accident attorney who will remain on top of the investigation and help ensure that victims’ legal rights and best interests are protected.