A pedestrian has died in a hospital from injuries suffered in a car accident in Fountain Valley that involved multiple vehicles. According to a news report in the Daily Pilot, the traffic collision occurred on Warner Avenue east of Brookhurst Street on the night of June 23rd. When police arrived at the scene, they found a male victim unresponsive at the scene in the westbound lanes. Police said the victim was taken to an area hospital but died from his injuries.
The drivers of at least two vehicles involved in the crash – a blue Acura RDX and a gray BMW Z3 – remained at the scene at the southwest corner of Mile Square Regional Park and cooperated with investigators. A preliminary investigation has suggested that more vehicles may have been involved in the collision. Fountain Valley police investigators are also looking into whether alcohol or drugs were involved.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased pedestrian. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Causes and Compensation Issues
Based on this news report, it appears that the crash occurred at a street intersection and involved at least two vehicles. There are a number of questions here that have not been answered just yet. Did alcohol or drugs play a part in the collision? Was one of the drivers speeding at the time? Did one of the motorists run a red light at the intersection? Was distracted or reckless driving a factor in this deadly collision? Which other vehicles/drivers were involved? We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
In such cases, the at-fault driver or drivers can be held liable for the injuries, damages, and losses caused. Families of deceased accident victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses (incurred by the decedent), funeral and burial costs, lost future income, pain and suffering, and loss of love, care and companionship.
Family members in such cases would be well advised to contact an experienced Fountain Valley car accident lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation and help ensure that the family’s legal rights and best interests are protected. The best car accident law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.