A wake was held in East San Jose on Monday, December 7th, 2020 on behalf of a 15-year-old female who died from a car crash on Sunday. The car accident happened around 3:00 a.m. and the victim, Amaris Medina, died when she was hit by a 2013 Honda Accord while trying to cross the road. The incident occurred on Story Road. The Honda Accord driver, an 18-year-old man named Jose Martinez was driving above the imposed speed limits during the accident. The vehicle was also found to be a stolen vehicle. Martinez was carrying three passengers when the accident happened, and all of them are still hospitalized. They were injured when his vehicle struck a tree and a utility pole after striking Medina. Martinez will be facing several charges, including hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter.
Can You Be Sued If Your Stolen Vehicle Was Involved in a Crash?
In California, if you were sued and your stolen vehicle was involved in a crash, you would not be held liable for any criminal actions that were done using the vehicle. However, you must report that your vehicle has been stolen to the appropriate authorities. If not, then you may be at risk of being held liable for actions done under your stolen vehicle. To know more about what to do if your stolen vehicle was involved in a crash, call us today for a free consultation by dialing (800) 310-1606.