Our readers in Los Angeles are no strangers to reports about car accidents in the metropolitan area. However, as common as car accidents might be, fatal car accidents are a whole other matter altogether. When a person dies in a car accident, the trauma that can be felt can be wide-ranging. In a recent fatal accident, there are a variety of factors involved that may result in re-traumatization for several people.
According to the reports, one person was killed and two others were seriously injured when an SUV being driven by a 48-year-old man was struck by a Lexus. The fatal accident occurred in the early morning hours. There were reportedly four people in the SUV, including the man who was killed and the two others who were seriously injured, along with one other person who apparently did not suffer significant injuries. On top of all of this death and destruction, it likely made matters worse for all involved to find out that the driver of the Lexus, who, it appears, caused the accident, fled the scene on foot.
The reports indicate that open alcohol containers were found inside the Lexus that was involved in this car accident. As a result, not only is hit-and-run at play in this accident, but a potential drunk driving charge for the driver could be possible as well, if the driver is located.
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in America, a fact which many people already know. However, there are thousands of injuries caused by car accident every year as well. Anyone who has been injured in a car accident may have legal options to attempt to pursue financial compensation.