Sunday evening, an apparent street race led to a violent crash and two people killed. The Palmdale car accident allegedly occurred when two vehicles were racing and one of the vehicles lost control and struck a traffic pole.
According to TheAVTimes, the two people killed were in a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro that was headed southbound on 25th Street East in Palmdale. The father was driving the vehicle and the daughter was in the passenger seat. The father, Manuel Paniagua, was 54 years old. His daughter, Vanessa Paniagua, was only 17 years old.
According to witnesses at the scene, the two vehicles were speeding and probably racing. The other vehicle possibly involved in the race drove away from the scene without stopping to render assistance to the occupants of the Chevy. The driver of that other vehicle faces possible criminal charges for being involved in a street race and for leaving the scene.
The Palmdale Sheriff’s Department is investigating the crash and anyone who has information about what led to the car accident in Palmdale should call the Palmdale Sheriff’s station. Regarding a possible liability insurance claim, this will depend a lot on how the investigation goes. Depending on the circumstances, the heirs of Ms. Paniagua may be able to make a wrongful death claim. However, because of the unusual set of facts involved here, the possibility of making a claim will have to be investigated by a California personal injury attorney.
Our California wrongful death lawyers are experienced with handling car accident wrongful death claims all over California, including Palmdale. We know how to prove up our clients’ damages to get the best result possible for all of our clients. We also offer a free consultation to the family of any wrongful death victim.