When a loved one dies in a car accident, the trauma that surviving family members suffer could be severe. This is also the case for a California man who is struggling to deal with the fact that he lost his grandmother and his mother in a suspected DUI crash on a recent Friday. A wrong-way driver reportedly caused the personal injury that led to the deaths of both.
A preliminary crash report indicates that the two women and one other passenger were traveling along the 91 Freeway as they headed home from a casino in the early morning hours. Their trip came to an abrupt end when a wrong-way driver smashed head-on into their vehicle. A man -- who was one of several good Samaritans who stopped to assist -- described how he struggled to get one of the rear windows open.
He says once he and others had the window open, they also managed to open a front door. It was clear, however, that the driver had already succumbed to her injuries. One other woman also died, while the second passenger survived and was rushed to a hospital. The 29-year-old wrong-way driver was arrested, and he is now facing felony drunk driving charges.
While it is true that money cannot bring loved ones back, it could ease the unanticipated financial burden of end-of-life expenses, which could cause significant hardship when two members of one family are killed at the same time. If another person's negligence caused their deaths, monetary relief can be pursued through the California justice system. The support and guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney can ease the ensuing legal proceedings.