Woman killed in multi-car accident on 215 freeway in Highgrove

Posted: July 5, 2022

HIGHGROVE, CA (July 5, 2022) – One person was killed in a multi-car accident on the 215 freeway in Highgrove on Saturday according to The Sun.

The accident occurred around 6 a.m. on the southbound side of the 215 freeway south of La Cadena Drive when three cars collided with each other. California Highway Patrol Sgt. Tirrell Hayes that one person was killed in the crash, but the conditions of the other motorists are unknown.

The victim was identified as a woman, but her name and age are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

We will continue to update this story as the accident is investigated, but right now the cause of, and the events leading up to, the accident are unknown.

At this time, drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in this crash.

Liability In Highgrove 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:

  • Speeding
  • 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 Highgrove Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman who was killed in this case. 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 Highgrove 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 (844) 966-0965.


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