Travel on busy roads in and around Oxnard can prove very dangerous when drivers allow their cars to drift out of their lanes and into the paths of other vehicles. A small veer off course can lead to an overcorrection which then often leads to a complete loss of control by the driver.
Vehicles can end up hitting cars in front or behind them, or take an even more dangerous path into oncoming traffic. Motorists in the opposite lane, shocked to find a vehicle coming at them are often left with little time or room to avoid a devastating head-on collision.
Devastating Car Accident Outside Oxnard Tragically Kills Two
A collision involving two vehicles claimed two lives and injured three other victims Wednesday afternoon in Ventura County. The VC Star reported the accident took place in the 300 block of Harbor Boulevard, south of Gonzales Road west of Oxnard on March 2, 2022.
The California Highway Patrol says the accident was reported just after 5:30 p.m. They determined that the 44-year-old male driver of a Subaru Impreza, from Ventura, went off the road for an unknown reason and then swerved back into oncoming traffic. The car then struck a Ford Explorer SUV head-on.
The driver of the Subaru was killed in the crash. A male passenger from Oxnard in the Ford Explorer was also killed. Three additional people in the Ford SUV, all male victims from Oxnard, were taken to Ventura County Medical Center and Los Robles Regional Medical Center with major injuries.
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash continues.
Securing Insurance Benefits for Victims and Families After a Ventura County Accident
The families of victims taken in tragic accidents will be devastated by their loss. They’ll understandably be in a vulnerable position to have to deal with the financial burdens that can follow a fatal accident.
It’s important to secure the financial wellbeing of a spouse, children, and other close relatives through a wrongful death claim. This claim filed on the family’s behalf seeks support for the costs of a burial and funeral from the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage. It also secures money to pay emergency response fees and to reimburse families for the income the deceased can no longer provide in the years to come.
For surviving victims of a terrible accident, a claim for damages is filed in order to secure compensation for medical bills for however long care is needed. As victims work to heal from injuries, they’ll also need help replacing the paychecks they miss out on while losing time at work.
Contact an Oxnard Car Accident Lawyer
After losing a precious member of the family in an accident due to the carelessness of a driver, don’t trust insurance companies to treat you or your family fairly. Discuss your options with a skilled wrongful death attorney serving Oxnard and all of Ventura County.
For surviving victims of accidents, it’s important to discuss what you should expect from insurance companies to make sure every cost of your recovery is covered.
Contact the Oxnard car accident lawyers at Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC for a confidential and free consultation. We want to learn more about how an accident has impacted your life. If you retain us to represent you for your accident case, our goal will be to obtain the maximum available compensation for you and your family.