Joshua Page, 18, his brother Jeremy Page, 17, were killed in a Huntington Beach car accident after the vehicle they were in collided with a city vehicle.
According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the brothers were in an older model Ford F-250 on the morning of March 7 when their vehicle collided with a white Chevy Silverado belonging to the city of Huntington Beach at the intersection of Newland Street and Yorktown Avenue.
The teenagers tragically died from their injuries after the incident.
Ongoing Investigation into Huntington Beach Crash
The city vehicle was driven by a 38-year-old man whose identity has not been released. He did not suffer any injuries. Because one of the cars involved belonged to the city of Huntington Beach, Irvine police will be leading the crash investigation, officials said. Joshua Page, the older brother, died at the hospital on the day of the crash, while his younger brother, Jeremy, died the following day. Police said drugs or alcohol were not factors. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
We offer our deepest condolences to the Page family for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Causes and Liability Issues
Based on this news report, it is still unclear as to what caused this tragic collision. There are still a number of unanswered questions relating to this street intersection crash. Who was at fault? Did excessive speed play a part? Did one of the drivers fail to yield the right of way or fail to stop at the red light? Did distracted driving or any other form of inattentiveness or negligence play a part in this crash? We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely who or what caused this crash.
In this particular case, if the driver of the city vehicle is determined to have been at fault for the crash, he and his employer (the city) can be held liable for the victims’ wrongful death. Under California law, wrongful death claims or personal injury claims against governmental entities must be filed within 180 days (6 months) of the incident.
In such cases, victims’ families may be able to seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, funeral, and burial costs, lost future income, pain and suffering, and loss of love, care, and companionship. An experienced Huntington Beach car accident lawyer will be able to advise victims and their families regarding their legal rights and options.