Fatal 5 Freeway Crash Leaves One Dead After Car Bursts Into Flames
In a tragic accident this past Sunday, Leonel Antonio Esocbar, Jr., 30-years-old, was burned to death when he was rear-ended by an SUV on the 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights. The incident occurred just before 3:30 a.m., according to a statement of the CHP. The Escobar Jr. was driving a Toyota Corolla when it stalled in the number 3 lane of the freeway and was struck by a 2002 Toyota Sequoia SUV driven by a 37-year-old Corona man. The collision sparked flames as both vehicles came to rest in the number one and two lanes of the freeway. Los Angeles car accidents such as this one are extremely tragic and one that must be acknowledged, investigated and properly handled.
In this incident, there are a number of legal avenues that must be explored to determine not only who was at fault for the collision but if there are any other potential entities that would be responsible for things such as a defective or dangerous product . Issues to be looked into include whether the driver of the SUV was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, was speeding, was distracted by talking on a cell phone or other cause, or was otherwise not paying attention to the road ahead of him. Also needing investigation is what caused the Toyota to stall in the first place, and whether there were any design problems with the gas tank of the Corolla that contributed to the inferno.
Seeking legal advice after a auto accident such as this one is the most important step you can take to protect you and your family. There are many immediate steps that should be taken to not only preserve your rights, but to also properly move forward in bringing a claim for your loss or the loss of your family. For more than 22 years, our law firm has been not only investigating wrongful death accidents, but we have been representing families who have lost loved ones in wrongful death actions and prosecuting such claims all the way through litigation and trial.
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