Highway 111 Collision Results in Death of 56-Year-Old Man
A rear-end collision resulted in the death of Gabriel Casiano Martinez Sunday morning, July 3rd.
It was around 1:30 a.m. when Jackson George, 34, slammed into the back of a vehicle occupied by Martinez, 56, of Gardena.
The accident took place on Highway 111 just north of Gateway Drive.
George was reportedly speeding at the time of the crash and also driving under the influence. He also had a previous DUI arrest from out of state.
Unfortunately, Martinez was declared dead at the scene. The passenger in his vehicle, a 55-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries and was hospitalized for treatment.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gabriel Casiano Martinez.
Tips for after accident procedures:
- Always stop at the scene
- Call 911 if there are any injuries
- Get vehicle to safety if it is moveable, if it is not, put on hazards
- Exchange information with others involved and document everything
- Call 911 to report accident – they determine who was at fault
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.
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.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.