Car accidents happen when we least expect them to. Nevertheless, we are all vulnerable to getting injured in them. Indeed, if you’re someone who travels on San Diego roads — by car, bus, bicycle, skateboard or feet — you’re in danger of getting hurt. That’s why everyone needs to take precautions to prevent a fatal accident from happening.
Unfortunately, whatever precautions a driver of a passenger van carrying several senior citizens took late last month were not enough to prevent a fatal accident. An 87-year-old man was critically injured in the tragic rollover crash that happened around 10:40 a.m. on a Friday. Unfortunately, later that evening, his family members reported that the man succumbed to his injuries.
The crash occurred while the 87-year-old was riding in a passenger transport van. The driver of the van, along with three other senior citizens, incurred minor injuries as a result of the collision. The 87-year-old suffered a broken femur, a severe cut and a concussion. By 11:15 p.m. that evening, the elderly man died.
Every time a fatal car crash happens, family members will struggle to come to terms with the unexpected loss of their loved one. They will have a lot of questions, and they will want to know why their loved one died. They may also want to seek justice and financial restitution in court by filing a wrongful death claim. In addition to bringing financial compensation, a successfully navigated wrongful death lawsuit may also serve to bring much-needed closure to family members regarding the tragic loss of their relative.
Source: NBC San DIego, “Senior Severely Injured in SR-54 Crash Dies: Family,” Astrid Solozano, Feb. 25, 2017