A single-vehicle crash reportedly took place in Willmar on Monday, November 9th. California Highway Patrol was the first responder at the scene. The incident occurred around 7:00 p.m. on I-15, near Olive Street. The vehicle was being driven by a female aged 30 when she lost control of her vehicle and hit the median strip. Her vehicle was overturned and due to the impact of the crash and went up in flames. The driver was unable to escape and died at the scene. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances of the crash and have yet to disclose the identity of the victim.
Are Vehicle Fires Common Following An Automobile Accident?
Yes, they are. According to the National Fire Protection Association, at least 300 people will die each year due to vehicle fire. Vehicle fires can be caused by two things in general – mechanical failure or automobile accident. Yet, the majority of vehicle fires from 2013 to 2017 were caused by automobile accidents. So, if you are a victim of an automobile accident that ended in a vehicle fire, you should know that it is more likely that the accident caused the fire – not any mechanical failures. You need to take legal action against the at-fault driver to ensure that you can receive the insurance payout that you are entitled to. Call us at (310) 888-002 if you want to get in touch with an automobile accident lawyer.
Source: My News LA