Around noon on August 3rd, two drivers died, and a bicyclist was injured in a Malibu car accident. According to ABC 7 News, the car accident occurred between a grey Mercury minivan and a red Dodge Ram pickup truck. The minivan was driving west on the Pacific Coast Highway when it crashed through the median and hit the red pickup truck traveling eastbound. Witnesses said the scene looked like an explosion as the two cars collided head-on.
The Los Angeles County Fire department responded to the car accident scene and pronounced both male drivers dead at the scene. A nearby bicyclist, who was apparently hit by a wheel that came off the pick-up truck, was transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment.
While the exact cause of this wrongful death accident has not yet been determined, investigators believe that speed and alcohol were likely factors in the crash. The preliminary investigation suggests the driver of the minivan was traveling at high speeds and may have attempted to pass another vehicle before losing control and going over the center divider.
The unexpected loss of a loved one is especially tragic when it is the result of another’s poor choice to drive while intoxicated or speed excessively. If the police determine it was indeed the driver of the minivan that was at fault for this Malibu wrongful death accident, the family of the pick-up truck can bring a wrongful death claim against the estate of the minivan driver.
The family of the deceased man should immediately contact a Malibu wrongful death lawyer to help investigate the incident in full detail and seek funds for all possible wrongful death damages. Wrongful death damages can help the family get the funds they need to cover medical bills, funeral costs, and other expenses. Our hearts go out to the innocent victim of this tragic Malibu wrongful death accident.