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Fiery crash leave 3 dead, 1 with serious injuries

Some car crashes leave authorities with numerous questions in the early stages of investigations. Whether that is due to lack of witnesses or a lack of apparent contributing factors, sometimes it takes authorities longer to reconstruct some accidents. So seems to be the case with a California accident that left three people dead and one with serious injuries.

The accident took place in Crenshaw in the early hours of the morning. It was a single-car accident. So far, authorities have managed to ascertain that the four people inside were apparently returning home from a party, and that one of the four people was an aspiring rap star.

The Escalade was driving along Coliseum Street when it hit a tree and burst into flames. One person reported hearing the car and then the boom, and allegedly tried to help remove someone from the back seat but was unable to do so. Unfortunately, three of the four occupants of the care were declared dead at the scene of the accident, and the surviving victim was still listed as being in critical condition at last report.

As police often do in cases where so little information is available, they may work to reconstruct the scene of the accident. In such cases, they often also consider factors that may have contributed to the accident itself, such as speed, alcohol and drugs. At this point it is unclear who was driving, and whether the surviving member of this particular accident is one of the passengers or the driver. Under California law, however, any person who suffers serious injuries due to the negligent actions of another person is protected and thus likely able to seek restitution for any financial hardship they experience because of those negligent actions. Compensation may be applied toward medical bills and rehabilitation costs, among other things.

Source: nbclosangeles.com, Mourners Remember 3 Killed in Fiery Crenshaw Crash, Tena Ezzeddine, Oleevia Woo, Andrew Lopez and Gadi Schwartz, Jan. 12, 2014

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