18-Year-Old Killed in Traffic Accident
An 18-year-old man by the name of Andres Orozco was killed in a car accident on Monday morning.
The deadly crash occurred at 1 a.m. on Shaw Avenue near 6th Street on November 8th.
According to reports, the driver of a Malibu merged into traffic causing a VW Jetta and Toyota Camry to collide.
Due to the impact, both vehicles spun out of control causing the Jetta to crash into a tree.
The driver of the Jetta, Andres Orozco, sadly died at the scene.
In addition, the 29-year-old driver of the Camry stopped and was fully cooperative with authorities at the scene.
The driver of the Malibu, however, drove away from the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.
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 be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.