When an auto accident occurs, no matter the location or the number of vehicles involved, the chance of injury or death is very real. While this does not always happen, there are times when multiple people are injured or killed. According to authorities, an auto accident in Cajon Pass killed two teens and injured three others. Reports state that a dump truck collided into the vehicle in which the five teens were in.
Investigators on the scene believe that the dump truck was traveling on the southbound off-ramp of I-15 when it collided with the vehicle moving west on Highway 138.
A 18-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy were both pronounced dead at the scene. The three others in the vehicle at the time of the accident were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The person driving the dump truck was not injured in the accident, with the cause of the incident remaining under investigation for the meantime.
The grandmother of the boy who was killed said, "This was the last place he was; the last place he's known to be on Earth. He was a good boy. Loved to ride motorcycles. Little bit of a daredevil, I have to say."
This story shows that an auto accident can lead to serious injuries and even death. Along with this, it can bring a lot of pain to those left behind, as can be seen by the statement from the deceased boy's grandmother. In the weeks to come, police will continue to investigate and the victims will decide how to best move forward with their lives. Compensation awarded from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit won't undo the damage that was done, but it can make it easier to cope with the financial difficulties the accident caused.
Source: CBS Los Angeles, "2 Teens Killed, 3 Hurt After Dump Truck Crashes Into Car In Cajon Pass," June 25, 2014