Tien Thuy Le and Binh Nguyen killed by speeding driver on Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, CA (May 23, 2022) – Tien Thuy Le, 46, and Binh Nguyen, 54, were killed on Stockton Boulevard in South Sacramento when a speeding driver broadsided their vehicle.
CBS 13 reports that the crash caused Stockton Blvd. to be closed between 65th Street and Riza Avenue for several hours.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a driver was traveling at very high speeds headed southbound on Stockton Blvd. when it collided with another vehicle crossing on 65th St. The collision killed the two occupants of the vehicle hit by the speeding driver, who were identified as Le and Nguyen.
The speeding driver who killed Le and Nguyen sustained major injuries and his or her identity is unknown at this time.
It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol were factors in this crash as investigation is still ongoing.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.
Liability In Sacramento 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 A Sacramento Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Tien Thuy Le. 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.
Do you need more information about a Sacramento car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.