At about 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, a rollover accident killed three people in Foster City. While traveling on Highway 92, a 21-year-old driver crashed into a guardrail on an eastbound off-ramp, the impact causing the car to overturn and strike a utility pole. The driver and two brothers, aged 12 and 16, were killed in the accident. Emergency responders transported the 18-year-old brother of the passengers who were killed to an area hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. Another 18-year-old passenger sustained minor injuries. Authorities are investigating the crash.
“When a collision results in serious or fatal trauma, the victims or their families may hold the negligent driver liable for expenses related to their recoveries or losses,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 52 people in Foster City in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current data. One of the crashes that year involved a driver under the age of 21. Foster City ranked 37th out of 93 cities of a similar size for its incidence of accidents involving drivers in this age group; 1st place is the worst possible ranking.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the three people who were killed in the rollover accident. We would also like to wish a full recovery to those who were injured.
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