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Jun 12

Catastrophic accidents

Memorial held for victim of 80 mph car accident in San Francisco

The death of a young person in a car accident can be very hard for friends and family to process. One moment, they are full of life and have their entire future in front of them. Another moment, they are gone, in many cases due to a driver’s dangerous behavior.

In our Oct. 2 blog post, we discussed a horrific San Francisco car accident that caused the death of a 16-year-old boy and severely injured his mother and sister. A 58-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the accident and accused of driving up to 80 miles per hour on city streets before crashing into the victims’ van. Let’s review the account made from an Alexandria car accident attorney.

 

Speeding SUV kills 1, injures 5 in San Francisco car accident

Authorities in San Francisco say that a woman who was speeding on city streets was responsible for a car accident that cost the life of a teenage boy and critically injured his mother and sister. Three other people were also injured in the collision. The woman was arrested at the scene, and is expected to face a vehicular homicide charge.

At this point, it is not known exactly how fast the woman was driving, or why she felt the need to allegedly go so fast. A police officer said he witnessed her SUV cross Polk St. at Pine St. at a high rate of speed. The officer attempted to turn on his lights to give chase, but before he got the chance the SUV was already three blocks away at Gough St., where is crashed into a minivan with three people inside.

 

Cyclist killed in San Francisco collision with semi

The horror of losing a child to a car accident may be beyond the ability of most of us even to imagine. Hopefully, none of our readers will ever have to endure this terrible experience. But one San Francisco woman recently lost her daughter when she was struck by a tractor-trailer while riding her bicycle. Now her family is pursuing a wrongful death claim against the truck driver and his employer, Daylight Foods.

The mother’s ordeal began when she received the phone call from auto injury attorneys in Philadelphia no parents wants to get: someone from San Francisco General Hospital told her that her daughter had been in a terrible truck accident and was in critical condition.

 

 

 

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