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Driver Died While Fleeing From Police on Interstate 5

On September 14th, 2020, a driver of a Mercedes car died on Interstate 5 at Laval Road. The male driver was trying to evade the police when his car crashed. He was stopped by authorities for traffic violations. When the police officer present left their vehicle, the man immediately fled in his car at high speed. He lost control of the car shortly afterward, and the vehicle was overturned as a result. Due to the accident, the man was thrown out while the car was on the air. He died immediately from his fatal injuries. There was no passenger in his vehicle. Further investigation is being conducted by authorities at the moment.

Can A Dead Driver be Charged for A Crime?

The answer is no. If your loved one was the main perpetrator in a car accident and died before he or she is persecuted for their crimes, then they cannot be posthumously charged for their crimes. However, you might be wondering – are there situations where you, as the beneficiary of their estates, are exposed to the risk of receiving a lawsuit against your deceased loved ones?

Unfortunately, in these situations, you are at risk. Cases have occurred where lawsuits are filed against the beneficiary of the defendant’s estates. However, whether the plaintiff is successful or not, depends on the case against your loved one. If you want to consult with us about a car accident case involving your deceased loved one, you can contact us by calling (866) 698-2306.

Source: Mercury News

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