According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, a four-car collision resulted in the death of a 27-year-old man late last month. The accident happened in Miramar on Interstate 15 southbound.
The California Highway Patrol determined that the man was traveling south in a 2006 Honda Civic at around 10:15 p.m. when he tried to change lanes to the left and collided with a 2017 Subaru Outback.
The force of the impact pushed the Honda into a 1998 Toyota Camry before it struck a 2007 BMW 335i and then the concrete median. Tragically, the driver of the Honda was unrestrained; he was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. His passenger, a 31-year-old woman, sustained minor injuries. Authorities claim occupants of the other vehicles involved were also hurt.
Debris from the collisions covered the freeway, and responders had to close lanes three through eight for nearly three hours to clear the wreckage. Other motorists allegedly told the CHP that the motorist in the Honda had been street racing prior to the crash, which remains under investigation.
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How Do You Determine Fault in Multi-Vehicle Collisions?
Since California is a fault state when it comes to auto wreck claims, accident victims must prove the other party’s liability in order to recover compensation as a third-party claimant. Proving fault in a two-vehicle collision can be fairly straightforward; however, when several parties are involved in a single crash, determining—and proving—liability becomes much more complicated.
Fortunately, accident victims do not have to investigate the incident on their own. By hiring a seasoned attorney, they can focus on recovering while their legal counsel gathers evidence of liability. This might include the official police report, photographs of the scene, witness testimony, dash cam footage, surveillance camera footage, and confessions from the guilty parties.
Once a lawyer builds a compelling argument using the kinds of proof mentioned above, the insurance adjuster will consider the strength of the claim. If the evidence ultimately indicates that the policyholder is in fact liable, negotiations will commence.
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