Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Female Driver Dies after Highway 17 Two-Vehicle Crash

A 30-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries after a tragic Highway17 collision. She is one of the many women who were involved in a car crash.

According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports, the motorist was heading on southbound Highway 17 when she collided with another vehicle. She died instantly after the crash.

Paramedics rushed the other vehicle driver to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, reports said.
CHP officers are conducting an investigation in order to know if one of the motorists committed a violation which led to the collision. 

If authorities found out that the injured driver was negligent in the crash, he or she may face stringent penalties such as fines and imprisonment. More so, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages.

A wrongful death lawsuit allows the decedent’s surviving family members to establish the negligent act of the other party and to receive compensation for losses. The plaintiff has to show how the defendant’s failure to exercise duty of care triggered the accident.

However, if the injured driver can nullify the allegations against him or her, the court would dismiss the case. The defendant may present witness’s statements and accident reconstruction as evidence.

For more information on defenses in a car accident lawsuit, you may consult a personal injury attorney. Your lawyer in Los Angeles will guide you throughout the process of litigation. Dial our toll free number at 1-866-772-2889 or email us at for a free case analysis.