ROSAMOND, Calif. – At least four people were dead in a fatal crash involving a big rig and a Cadillac in Kern County last Sunday.
Traffic officer reported the Cadillac hit the big rig in the vicinity of Lancaster, near the area of Avenue A and 90th Street West at around 5:20 in the afternoon. The officer surmised that the operator of the Cadillac wanted to run a stop sign and hit the broadside of the big rig tanker.
The crash resulted to the death of all four people inside the car at the scene. The rig driver was not injured but was badly shocked by the mishap.
The charge filed to prosecute someone who kills in a road mishap is called vehicular manslaughter if it is caused by negligent or illegal driving. Prosecutors handling the case may want to consider this type of offense as vehicular manslaughter as a felony or misdemeanor offense.
Vehicular manslaughter laws are intended to make reckless drivers to become responsible for acts which resulted to the death of a person. It is different from a genuine accident which is beyond the responsibility of anyone and death caused by the recklessness of the driver. Operators of vehicles are expected to practice the utmost care as they stay behind the wheel and be responsible for their actions while driving. If it can be proven by the prosecutor that the driver was negligent, reckless, or breaking the law at the time the victim dies; it can be considered as vehicular manslaughter.
Accident victims have rights. If you were injured in a car accident, contact our experienced Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers now for free consultation. He will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.