A fatal vehicle accident occurred in West Hills around 6:30 on Sunday night. The road crash took place in relation to a speeding BMW. The 2001 BMW 5-Series struck a Toyota Camry on Vanowen Street and was cut in half as a result. Then, water that was charged by the power lines that were downed was sent into the air. Tragically, as a result of the accident, two people that were in the BMW passed away. The driver of the Toyota experienced slight injuries. Allegedly, the BMW had been traveling over the speed limit, which was about 35 mph.
Speeding is an extremely dangerous epidemic that plagues the roads. It is one of the top three causes of road crashes and is a contributing factor in one out of every three vehicle accidents involving a fatality. One of the many reasons why speeding causes so many vehicle accidents is because the higher the rate of speed a vehicle is traveling, the longer it takes for that vehicle to come to a complete stop. Also, when a driver speeds they are more likely also to take part in other risk behaviors, such as driving distractedly or driving under the influence.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact Meyerkord & Kurth today. With over a century of combined legal experience, our law firm has handled a wide variety of vehicle accident cases and has recovered more than $350 million in compensation for our clients. To speak with an attorney today and have your potential new case examined, contact Meyerkord & Kurth today.