On Saturday, a woman was killed when her vehicle was rear ended by a truck. The Santa Clarita truck accident occurred at about 5:08pm, when the truck slammed into the rear of the woman’s vehicle, pushing her vehicle into a bus. One passenger on the bus was also injured in the Santa Clarita accident.
According to the Daily News, the woman who died was named Marie Davis. She was 67 years old and lived in Canyon Country, California. Unfortunately, Ms. Davis’ smaller car posed no match for the much bigger truck, which was also pulling a trailer at the time of the wrongful death accident. There does not appear to be any suggestion that the driver of the bus contributed to causing this collision, but this is something that should be examined.
As of now, it has not yet been reported what caused the truck to rear end the vehicle. Oftentimes rear end accidents like this happen due to inattention by a driver, sometimes because of texting or other distractions. When the driver sees that vehicles have stopped up ahead, it can just be too late to stop in time. Here, the truck would require more time to stop because of the trailer hitched to the back. The driver may not have been taking that into account.
Ms. Davis’ family is advised to immediately contact an experienced California wrongful death lawyer who can investigate what caused this collision and pursue all applicable wrongful death damages. The money that can be obtained will not bring their loved one back, but the family is entitled to a financial recovery under the law. We hope that the driver who caused this collision has a large amount of insurance coverage to pay for the damage caused to Ms. Davis’ family.
Our firm recently obtained a large settlement in a disputed liability wrongful death claim, where the insurance company for the car attempted to claim that our client negligently caused the collision. We successfully argued that the driver of the car was responsible for the crash and obtained the full policy limits for the family of the motorcycle rider who was tragically killed.
We wish our sincerest condolences to Ms. Davis’ family in this particularly difficult time.