2 Killed Simi Valley Crash on Highway 118
SIMI VALLEY (July 29, 2017) – A fatal traffic collision took place early Saturday morning on Highway 118, also known as Ronald Reagan Freeway, according to The Ventura County Star.
The accident was reported at 4:10 a.m., just west of the Stearns Street off-ramp.
Per KVTA News, the driver of an Acura TSX, a 24-year-old man of Moorpark, had been traveling westbound when he struck another vehicle from the rear. The Acura had been traveling at excessive speeds and flipped over landing on its roof trapping the driver inside.
A man who was not involved in the accident, a 63-year-old man from Simi Valley, stopped his vehicle and made his way over to assist the Acura driver in helping him exit his vehicle. Within minutes, a 22-year-old man of Moorpark in a Ford Fusion, slammed into the Acura tragically causing fatal injuries to both the 24-year-old man in the Acura and the 63-year-old Good Samaritan man.
Simi Valley Fatal Car Accident
Meanwhile, the driver of the Ford Fusion suffered minor injuries while the driver who was initially rear ended came away unscathed.
California Highway Patrol officials are currently investigating the collision and are looking into whether drugs or alcohol played a role.
We are deeply saddened by the news of this tragedy. We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the friends and family members of the deceased victims during such a difficult time.
There are several questions that need to be resolved to determine what exactly caused this fatal collision. Was any of the driver involved under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was there negligence or recklessness on the part of the motorists?
Once the investigation process is over and it is verified that a negligent party has disregarded the safety of others and has led to the death of a family member, it is likely you may have the right to a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced Ventura County lawyers at 800-235-6801 for a free case consultation.
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