Everyone knows that tragedy can strike at any time during travel anywhere, particularly when a person is in a vehicle of any sort sharing roadways with other vehicles. However, many people assume that once they are very close to their destination, they are likely then safe from harm. Unfortunately, this assumption is not always accurate since car accidents can happen at any time. As a horrific example of this fact, two California men were killed in a hit-and-run accident as they approached their home.
The crash happened early on a recent Sunday morning. Two brothers were driving their sedan through their residential neighbourhood. Reportedly, as they approached their home, they slowed down to park the vehicle. Police have released surveillance video showing a pickup truck approaching the sedan while traveling at a high speed -- approximately 80mph. The truck slammed into the sedan and also collided with several parked cars in the vicinity.
The two men, identified as a 19-year-old and his 25-year-old brother, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. On the surveillance video, two men who were occupants of the pickup truck can be seen running from the scene. Police have denied that the incident was connected to street racing in any way, and they are continuing to search for the men.
When the occupants of the truck are found, the authorities will be able to complete their investigation. The results will very likely reveal that the driver's reckless behaviour caused the crash and therefore the deaths of the brothers. In addition to any criminal charges the driver may face, he could be held accountable in California civil court. The family of the victims, who are grieving the loss of two of their loved ones, have the right to investigate the possibility of a wrongful death lawsuit. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help to determine if this is a viable option.