A two-vehicle crash was reported to have taken place in Irvine on Saturday, November 7th. Irvine Police Department is leading the investigation of the case. The incident happened just a few minutes before 8:00 a.m. between 405 Freeway and Jamboree Road. The crash involved a motorcycle and a truck. The motorcyclist, a man aged 39, struck the backside of the truck. The impact of the crash caused heavy injuries to him, and he was brought to Orange County Global Hospital for further treatment. However, the man was pronounced dead on arrival. The truck driver was uninjured and was not found to have been driving while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol.
What Happens If the At-Fault Driver Dies Following A Crash?
In 2018, around 40% of California drivers die in car crashes – regardless of whether they were the at-fault driver or the victim. If you were involved in a crash where the driver who is responsible for the crash was fatally injured, you may be wondering – is it possible to pursue damages? After all, if you were also wounded in the crash, you are completely within your rights to seek legal action against the driver who was responsible. This is especially true if the driver was being negligent or, even worse, driving while intoxicated. It may relieve you to know that even if the driver is deceased, you can still pursue a claim against their auto insurance provider. It is also possible to file a suit against the beneficiary of the deceased’s estates. If you’d like to get our assistance on determining the best legal recourse for your situation, call us at (800) 310-1606 for a free consultation, available 24/7.