On Thursday, October 1st, 2020, a vehicle collision occurred in Antelope Valley Freeway involving a motorcycle and a car. California Highway Patrol was the first responder at the scene. They received news that a female driver, riding a 1997 Honda Goldwing crashed into the rear side of a 2007 Mercedez Benz that was slowing down during traffic.
The female driver, identified as Carolyn Horton, age 83, died from her severe injuries at the scene. The accident took place near Avenue D at around 1:18 p.m. Investigators concluded that the motorcycle driver was not able to brake when the Benz suddenly slowed down. The impact with the rear side caused her to fly out of her vehicle, which caused her fatal injuries.
Can Senior Citizen Drivers File A Personal Injury Claim?
If you are a senior citizen and was injured in a traffic accident, you should not hesitate to pursue a personal injury claim. You are especially vulnerable to not getting a full payout when filing a claim to your auto insurance since insurance providers can argue that the injuries you sustain were pre-existing conditions. Not to mention senior citizens are very likely to suffer catastrophic injury from a traffic accident. If you’d like some legal assistance from us before taking your next action, you can call us for a free consultation by dialing (877) 871-3265.
Source: The AV Times