Five days ago, a fiery three car collision ended with the tragic loss of five lives in Chino. According to a news article at CBS Los Angeles, four of the deceased victims were friends who graduated from Roosevelt High School.
Crews were dispatched to the scene at Pine Avenue between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. on Friday, according to the Chino Police Dept. The vehicles involved included a 2013 Honda Accord, a 2002 Honda Civic, and a 2000 extended cab Chevy truck; authorities reported that two of the vehicles were engulfed in flames.
The speed limit in the area is 25 mph. News reports indicate that the roadway in the area where the accident occurred is rough, narrow, and extremely busy. Police stated that there were four men in the Chevy truck, and that it crashed into the k-rail before catching fire and causing a chain reaction with the other two vehicles.
Considering the speed limit and road conditions, it would be very dangerous for a sizeable truck to speed in what appears to be “tight” driving conditions. Although news reports do not indicate the cause of the accident or why the Chevy crashed into the k-rail, motorists must be extremely cautious and aware when driving in conditions such as those around the Mill Creek Avenue and Chino Corona Road area.
It was mentioned that one of the people involved sustained only minor injuries. Depending on who was at fault in the accident, surviving family members may decide to file a wrongful death claim. For instance, if the driver of the Chevrolet extended cab pickup was to blame, families of the passengers in his vehicle, along with any others who lost their lives in the other vehicles, may wish to pursue monetary damages.
No amount of money can make up for the loss of life; however, it is important to keep in mind that when a family member dies who may have been the sole or primary income provider for the family, financial issues can cause further stress and anxiety on top of the grief you are experiencing.
At The Justice Firm, our Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys are compassionate and dedicated to helping you get your life back on track after tragedy strikes. If someone else’s negligence has resulted in the loss of a loved one, give us a call today.