Buttonwillow, California (July 5, 2018) – The California Highway Patrol reported two fatalities as the result of a deadly head-on collision that took place on the 5 Freeway, south from the Lerdo Highway. The incident occurred at approximately 12:35 AM in the early morning hours of this morning on Thursday, July 05, 2018. Authorities have not revealed any detailed information concerning the identities of the deceased drivers during this time.
As per the CHP report, two vehicles were traveling down the 5 Freeway when, for indeterminate reasons, they crashed head-on along the traffic lanes. CHP confirmed both drivers died as a result of the impact, and no one else was inside either vehicle.
As of now, CHP has assumed control of the ongoing investigation. As more evidence continues to surface, more information will be released to public sources.
We extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers to the families and friends of the two deceased drivers during this difficult and tragic time.
Authorities are working hard to determine what specifically caused the crash. Forensic teams will examine photographs of the crash site and inspect both vehicles for mechanical issues or system failure. Officials will also consider if drunk driving, drug abuse, negligence, distracted driving, or reckless behavior played any part in the events leading up to the crash. At present, authorities have not ruled out if one or both drivers had been responsible for causing the accident.
In the case of a traffic accident resulting in a wrongful death, the family members of the two deceased drivers will have the legal rights to file wrongful death lawsuits against the guilty party. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, vehicle insurance, or painful injuries.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.