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California car accident fatal for 2 San Diego boys

California drivers known how important it is to drive safely and obey all traffic laws. Yet, while this will do a lot to prevent a car accident, there is no telling what other drivers on the road will do. It is not always possible to avoid a serious accident, and when an individual suffers an injury at the fault of another driver, the effects can be devastating.

One such accident occurred in the middle of July in Southern California, near Escondido, resulting in two deaths and five injuries. The complete details of the accident are still unknown, though it is suspected that a lane change may have played a part in causing it. Two vehicles subsequently collided, causing one of the automobiles to flip and spin across the road.

One of the vehicles held seven passengers, two of which were San Diego boys, ages 9 and 10. Tragically, they suffered fatal injuries, while the five remaining passengers were taken to area hospitals with injuries initially characterized as non-life threatening. The other vehicle held only the driver, who was uninjured. The boys were killed when ejected from their seats, as they were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

After an investigation of this Southern California accident is complete, it is possible that those injured may be entitled to seek personal injury compensation. For the families of the boys killed in the car accident, they may be able to pursue compensation for wrongful death should others have negligently caused or contributed to the fatalities. Under our state law, a wrongful death lawsuit is applicable when a fatality is caused by the negligent or intentional conduct of another party.

Source: cbs8.com, "10-year-old boys killed in I-15 car crash identified," July 15, 2012

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