For many families in California, there is nothing that they enjoy more than to spend the evening together, utilizing the parks and recreation areas in their community. Unfortunately for one family, an outing recently turned to tragedy when a car accident involving pedestrians resulted in two fatalities. The driver police say was involved in the accident has since been arrested and charged.
The incident happened during the evening hours of a day in late September. According to reports, the accident happened as the two young victims, brothers aged 11 and 8, were crossing the street in a crosswalk. They were reportedly hit by a vehicle driven by a 57-year-old woman. Unfortunately, they died as a result of injuries suffered in the accident, and their deaths determined to have been caused by blunt for trauma.
People who live in the area claim that the accident happened near a man-made lake in which walkers, runners, and bicyclists are frequently present. Reports indicate that the driver said to have been involved in the accident was arrested. She is suspected of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter.
While those who live in the community report being shocked about the car accident, there is likely no one more shocked than the family members of the two young victims. Such an unexpected loss is often an invent for which many people are unable to ever fully recover. Knowing that their loss is the result of a preventable incident often makes it even more devastating. While it will do little to lessen their grief, many who have lost a loved one as a result of another’s negligence choose to seek justice by filing a wrongful death lawsuit in a civil court.