A bizarre plane crash in California killed a passenger of a car parked along a roadway. On Saturday, a woman was driving her Nissan Sentra along Interstate 15 when she pulled along the side of the roadway to use her cell phone. In California, traffic laws restrict a driver from using a cell phone while driving unless it is a hands-free device. As the car was parked, a plane attempted an emergency landing and struck the parked Nissan at approximately 9 a.m. in San Diego County. The small single-engine plane struck the rear of the vehicle, causing severe damage to the trunk and backseat. There were two passengers in the backseat of the car, one of which was killed in the accident. In addition, five other people were injured in the crash. Authorities have not released the identity of the deceased but indicated that it was a 38-year-old female. The reason for the emergency landing is not yet known. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the accident along with the local authorities.
Aviation accidents do not occur as frequently as auto accidents. However, their results are far more deadly. The chances of surviving a plane crash are minimal and those who do survive often suffer serious injuries. Similar to auto accidents, aviation accidents are typically caused by negligence and preventable. Those often found liable of these accidents include the pilots, air traffic controllers, mechanical crews, and plane manufacturer.
If you have lost a loved one or sustained an injury in an aviation accident, the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are here to help. We will examine every aspect of the accident to determine who is liable. Our attorneys have over 95 years of legal experience and are passionate about our clients rights making them the best St. Louis accident attorneys. To receive a complete investigation and free consultation, contact Meyerkord & Kurth.