On Monday, October 5th, a fatal vehicular accident took place in Shafter at around 4:00 p.m. California Highway Patrol was the first responder at the scene. The scene of the accident was located on the crossroads of Orange Street at Poplar Avenue. Two vehicles collided – an Infiniti sedan, driven by a 27-year-old man, and a Chevy Impala, driven by a 19-year-old woman.
The Chevy Impala was traveling at a high speed, heading west on Orange Street when it collided with the sedan after the Impala driver failed to heed the stop sign. The sedan was carrying three people, including the driver, while the Impala had two occupants. Both drivers of the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. One of the sedan passengers, another 27-year-old man, also succumbed to his fatal injuries. Two of the other vehicle passengers survived, although both required hospitalization.
What Can Victims Do if the At-Fault Driver Died from the Car Accident?
Unfortunately, it isn’t uncommon for drivers to die from car accidents. In fact, in 2018, California had the third-highest driver fatality rate in the United States. With this in mind, it might seem that filing a claim with your auto insurance provider is the better option. Do not do this. You should know that if you choose to take that action, you will face higher premiums in the following months for an incident that was not caused by your actions. Instead, if you suffered injuries or damages during the car accident, you need to pursue a personal injury claim to the insurance provider of the deceased driver. If you’re having difficulties with this process, you can call us at (877) 871-3265 for free legal consultation.
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