Miguel Mendez, 26, Victim in Fatal Pico Rivera Accident
PICO RIVERA (November 21, 2017)- According to the Daily News, Miguel Mendez, 26, has been identified as the victim fatally injured in an auto accident Monday morning at the intersection of Rosemead Boulevard and Gallatin Road.
California Highway Patrol officials responded to the scene where two vehicles had collided at precisely 7:09 a.m. including a red sedan and a second vehicle.
Police officials disclosed that one of the drivers allegedly crossed over the median into oncoming traffic triggering a head-on collision.
One of the driver ID’d as Miguel Mendez tragically did not survive the collision and was pronounced at the scene.
Meanwhile, two others suffered injuries which were considered ranging from moderate to serious as both unidentified injured victims were taken to USC Medical Center.
CHP officials closed down a large street of Rosemead Boulevard for several hours while the scene was perused and investigated.
No further information has been provided as the collision remains under investigation.
Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of both vehicles, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the immediate family members of the victim, Miguel Mendez, may be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit pending the investigation findings which will determine who ultimately caused the accident. Family members could potentially possess the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been the victim of a tragic accident, contact our experienced Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys today at 800-235-6801 and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance needed following a family tragedy.
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