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Car Collision Kills One and Injures Two

Published on Jan 25, 2018 by Alex L. in , ,

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Every day, people drive without incident. Drivers fall into a false sense of security because of this. But one slip-up can have deadly consequences. A story that VC Star broke reminds us of this. Yesterday, around 4:30 p.m. on Highway 126, 29 miles from Ventura, one person died in a car collision.

A collision between a pickup and a sedan injured two people and killed one. There are no details available as to how the accident happened. If you take a look at the photographs on the VC Star, they show extensive damage to the front of the pickup. There are no clear pictures of the damage that the sedan sustained aside from rear damage. While we may not know the cause for the accident, we can speculate that it could have been a head-on collision, sideswipe, or an attempt to turn onto the highway. Whatever the cause, it was severe enough to kill someone at the scene and trap two in their vehicle. Both persons could only be removed with the help of fire personnel. One patient had injuries that required them to be airlifted to a Ventura hospital.

Because we don’t know who caused the collision, it’s difficult to assign liability. We can speculate that, due to the severity of the collision, speeding may have been involved. If one of the vehicles had attempted to turn onto the highway when it wasn’t clear for them to do so, they could be held liable under California Vehicle Code Section 21804. Distracted or drunk driving could have also played a role in this collision, both of which are illegal under California law. There are so many possibilities. Regardless of the reason, let this be a reminder to always drive safely and responsibly!

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