One person lost her life while two others were rushed to local hospitals following a tragic crash in North Hollywood on the afternoon of March 26, according to local sources. California authorities confirmed the death of an unidentified woman in the fatal car accident. One of the drivers involved in the crash is expected to face DUI charges as well.
According to the limited information available in the report, the victim was sitting at a bus stop when a vehicle reportedly ran a red light. This caused a three-car crash in the intersection. The woman was reportedly struck by one of the cars involved in the crash, at approximately 3:05 p.m. She was rushed to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. She remains unidentified publicly pending notification of next of kin.
Two other people, including the driver who allegedly ran the red light, were also injured, though the nature of their injuries was not detailed in the report. The driver believed to be responsible is also suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and police say they expect to file charges once that individual has been released from the hospital. Medical authorities will provide toxicology results as part of evidence used to support these charges.
In a fatal car accident, there are no winners. However, the family of the victim still deserves justice for the tragic loss of life. To this end, California law allows the family to file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court against the driver believed responsible for the crash. This action is taken separately from any criminal charges filed by authorities, which are handled in criminal court.