There could be a multitude of entrepreneurs who feel inclined to promote products and services by setting up shop near areas of high consumer traffic, such as street sides. While this could help attract the attention of consumers, resting near the lanes of traffic can also be somewhat dangerous at times. Reports indicate that two streetside vendors were killed during a recent car accident after they were hit by a vehicle that had veered off the road.
According to authorities, the incident took place on a recent Friday afternoon as the two individuals were promoting products and services on the side of the street. Initial investigations suggest that the driver of a nearby vehicle veered off the road while attempting to navigate a left turn at an intersection. While it remains unclear as to why the driver lost control, statements from witnesses reportedly suggest that the driver was facing a yellow light and may have been traveling too fast to safely navigate the turn.
Reports advised that after losing control, the vehicle proceeded to travel off the road and into the path of nearby streetside shops, hitting two vendors in the process. Both individuals reportedly suffered fatal harm and died at the scene of the incident. While no further information was provided, authorities have advised that the investigation into the crash remains ongoing.
Losing a loved one
Losing a loved one in a car accident can be a devastating experience, especially when the incident occurs due to the reckless actions of another party. Individuals in California who experience loss under similar situations could choose to speak with an experienced attorney for much needed insight on their options for legal recourse and the next steps to take. An attorney can examine the incident and assist a client in preparing to seek the full amount of compensation deserved through a wrongful death claim.