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California man dies in multiple-vehicle car accident

Multiple-vehicle car accidents can prove especially traumatic for California residents who must endure them, not to mention the families left behind to mourn those who perish. One such recent car accident proved fatal for one man and caused serious injuries to two others. According to California Highway Patrol officials, the crash took place just after 2 a.m. on Vasquez Canyon Road and Burton Way.

The fatal accident apparently occurred after a Lincoln that was traveling west along Vasquez Canyon Road slammed into a Mazda traveling in the opposite direction. The force of the head-on collision actually caused two men in their 20s to be ejected from the Lincoln. A third man who was 49 years old died as a result of the crash.

After the impact between the first two cars, the original vehicle which was traveling westbound slammed into a third vehicle. Fortunately the driver of that vehicle only suffered minor injuries in the accident. Two of the injured men were taken to an area hospital to be treated for their injuries. California Highway Patrol officials indicated that they do believe that either alcohol or drug impairment played a role in this fatal collision. They reportedly plan to arrest one of the injured men once he recovers sufficiently to be released from the hospital.

Whenever a fatal car accident like this happens in California, it can leave the family scrambling to pay for final costs associated with the loss of a loved one. It can also leave them seeking answers as to why their loved one died in such an accident. Some of these families eventually decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit in order to seek the truth behind a fatal accident and gain financial reimbursement for costs associated with the unexpected loss of a loved one.

Source: The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, "UPDATE: Three-car crash proves fatal," Luke Money, Nov. 17, 2012

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