Two people were killed while three others were hurt after a multi-vehicle crash in Vail Lake, east of Temecula, on Thursday afternoon, December 3.
According to the local authorities’ initial reports, the accident occurred on Highway 79 near Dugan Drive at around 2:30 p.m. A 2002 Honda Pilot was traveling south on the highway when, for unclear reasons, it veered onto the right shoulder and collided with a rock embankment.
The Honda rolled over into the northbound lanes due to the severity of the impact, where it later crashed into a 2013 Jeep Wrangler. The crash caused both vehicles to overturn, with the Honda rolling into a side ditch.
One of the vehicles then continued and later collided with a 2017 Nissan Frontier pickup truck on the roadway.
A 56-year-old male passenger of the Honda and the driver of the Jeep were killed in the collision. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The Honda driver was seriously injured. He was taken to Wildomar’s Inland Valley Medical Center for treatment.
Multi-Vehicle Collision Investigation is Underway
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the cause of the collision. They will attempt to determine whether drugs or alcohol may have contributed to the accident.
When three or more cars collide on the roadway, it is considered a multi-vehicle collision. This type of car accident is commonly caused by a “chain reaction,” when one car bumps into another, which causes the other to hit the next vehicle.
Multi-vehicle collisions are commonly caused by drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving. It can be quite challenging to pinpoint liability during a multi-vehicle collision investigation, which is why it is essential to hire an experienced Riverside County personal injury attorney to conduct an independent investigation.
Attorneys can re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Multi-Vehicle Collisions in Riverside County
Dealing with the sudden death of a loved one can be overwhelming for the victim’s family. It may leave them vulnerable to manipulation by the opposing party and insurance companies.
While waiting for the official investigation results, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages such as funeral expenses, loss of companionship and income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering that the car accident has caused them.
Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful guide for the grieving family during this difficult time. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for your spouse or family member’s death or injury, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.