CORONA, CA (March 29, 2023) – A Tesla motorist was killed in a car crash at Corona when his vehicle was struck with a pickup truck who ran a red light at a Corona intersection, according to authorities.
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The fatal collision occurred around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday at Foothill Parkway and Rimpau Avenue, according to the Corona Police Department. Corporal Tobias Kouroubacalis reported that the 43 year-old male victim was at the driver’s seat of his Tesla. He was going through the Corona intersection on a green light when the driver of a Ford F-150 ran a red light and T-boned the sedan.
Paramedics arrived at the Corona intersection within minutes and pronounced the Tesla motorist dead at the scene.
The victim’s passenger was taken to a regional trauma center to treat for minor injuries while the pickup driver, a 26-year old man, was taken to the same facility for minor injuries, according to Kouroubacalis.
The investigation is still ongoing, and it is unknown whether alcohol or drugs played a part in the crash. The pickup driver was not arrested.
Liability In Corona Car Accidents
Despite improved safety measures for cars, motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the CDC, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Dangerous turns
- Poorly designed roadways
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. This is especially true for commercial drivers that work for a city. A number of collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21801, the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way traveling from the opposite direction close enough to pose a hazard.
If a negligent driver worked for a city, that city could potentially be liable in the event of an accident. Generally speaking, employers are vicariously liable for the negligent actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a car accident.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.
The family of any victim that has died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is essential that evidence is properly preserved after a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating This Corona Intersection Car Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the families involved in this T-bone accident at Corona, California. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.
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