[03-16-2020] Forest Park, Ca – Older Woman Dead After a Multi-Vehicle Crash

A 62-year-old woman identified as Beverly Harrison was killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Forest Park, California, on March 16. 

According to the initial reports, the accident occurred at around 3:00 p.m. The 62-year-old woman was reportedly driving southbound on Des Plaines when all of a sudden, a vehicle heading northbound traveling at a high-speed inevitably hit another car. The car heading northbound lost control and eventually hit the elderly lady’s vehicle. 

Officers received information about a burning vehicle in the 1400 block of Des Plaines Avenue. When the police arrived in the area, they discovered the wreckage from the three-vehicle crash. 

The older woman’s car caught on fire, and the officers attempted to extinguish the flames while the other motorists were helping the elderly lady with her injuries. 

The woman and the driver of the northbound vehicle were rushed to the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Sadly, she was pronounced dead in the hospital. The driver of the northbound vehicle suffered from no significant injuries. 

Fatal Accident Investigation Needed

Local authorities are currently investigating the case and are attempting to determine the factors that caused the multi-vehicle crash. But authorities consider alcohol to be a factor in the crash. 

It is evident, in this case, that the liability falls on the northbound driver for driving a high-speed. Excessive speeding is dangerous as it not only causes accidents but can also potentially kill someone. 

A variety of factors causes fatal car accidents like this. Such as excessive speed, reckless driving, impairment, and distracted driving.

When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced California wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal car accident cases to conduct an independent investigation to preserve the evidence better immediately. 

Attorneys can utilize their resources to interview expert witnesses, conduct defendant background checks, and review applicable insurance coverage. Going through these procedures is necessary to help the victim’s family to receive the justice that they deserve. 

California Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Car Accidents

Suddenly losing a loved one after a fatal car accident can be devastating. While the official investigation is on-going, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim with the help of their wrongful death attorney. Through the wrongful death claim, they can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of love and companionship, medical and funeral expenses, and emotional trauma) that the accident has caused them. 

Attorneys can serve as a helpful legal guide for the grieving family while ensuring that they’re able to receive the justice and monetary compensation that they deserve. They will also vigorously work and make sure that the guilty party will be held accountable for their negligence. 

If you believe you have grounds to file a claim, retain a local car accident attorney in California near you who can help you navigate car accident laws. Arash Law has decades of experience throughout California and has secured million-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients. 

Our car accident team can investigate your crash, identify the potential defendant(s), and file your claim with the civil court system as quickly as possible. Don’t delay – you’re just a phone call away from learning your legal options.

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