Wrong-Way Collision Results in Death of Woman
Two vehicles collided head-on as the result of a wrong-way driver in Lancaster on Monday morning.
CHP reported that the crash took place just after midnight within the northbound lanes of the 14 Freeway.
Mitchell-King was traveling south in a Hyundai in the northbound lanes when she hit Rakisits’ Kia head-on.
King died at the scene and her 1-year-old girl passenger suffered minor injuries.
Rakisits also suffered moderate injuries and was hospitalized.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Kolisha Mitchell-King.
Although crashes involving wrong-way driving account for only 3% of motor vehicle accidents, they usually have a higher fatality rate as they are often head-on collisions. A study in Virginia concluded that those accidents which include wrong-way driving are twenty-seven times more likely to end in a fatality compared to other types of accidents.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.