Seaside, CA (August 18, 2022) – On Monday evening, August 15 a serious accident was reported in Seaside that killed one person.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident occurred around 4 a.m. on Highway 1 near Lightfighter Drive. The accident occurred when two cars collided violently with each other.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene. The accident caused much damage to the involved vehicles and the area had delays as crews tended to the victims and cleared the accident.
One person involved in the accident suffered serious, life-threatening injuries and sadly it is reported that they died from their injuries. There is no information at this time as to whether anyone else was injured in the accident.
This is a developing story as police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and its causes.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Our thoughts are also with the other people affected by this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Southern California is a densely populated region in the state and has some of the country’s busiest and most dangerous roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 3,500 people were killed in fatal car accidents in California in 2018. Research shows that serious and fatal traffic accidents are increasing as well. One-third of all road fatalities in the US are caused by reckless driving
There are many reasons accidents happen in California, such as texting while driving, speeding, impaired driving, or simply failing to yield or stop at traffic lights and stop signs. In the late evening and early morning hours, drivers need to be especially cautious due to reduced visibility when it is dark. Unfortunately, when there are fewer cars on the road during the overnight hours, many motorists drive more recklessly, whether it’s driving while using drugs and alcohol, thinking they can speed through neighborhoods without repercussions, or not obeying all the traffic signals and stop signs.
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to experience in life and can be very overwhelming, and full of emotions. Especially when their passing is sudden and tragic. When you are grieving, the last thing you want to think about is legal and insurance matters. Contacting a compassionate wrongful death attorney can help with these important matters that need to be handled.
If someone you love was killed in an accident as a result of someone else’s recklessness, it’s important to hold that person responsible for their actions. When you lose a loved one, no amount of money could replace their presence in your life. However, filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can bring justice and closure for your deceased family member’s passing and help ease the stress of any financial burdens caused by their death.
In the aftermath of losing a loved one, you shouldn’t have to deal with these stressful events alone. An experienced and compassionate attorney can help. Speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Seaside wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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