Modesta Tecuapacho Los Angeles: 55-Year-Old Modesta Guadelupe Tecuapacho Died In Car Accident With Pickup Truck On The Santa Monica 10 Freeway By Washington Boulevard
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (May 3, 2019) – A 55-year-old woman identified as Modesta Guadelupe Tecuapacho has tragically died along with a man in his 30’s after they were hit by a pickup truck on the Santa Monica 10 Freeway.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 4:20 a.m. A total of four patients were injured and two of them died due to their injuries.
Modesta Guadelupe Tecuapacho and a woman in her 30’s were passengers in a Nissan Altima that stalled on the freeway. The driver of the Altima is being described as a man in his 40’s.
He sustained major injuries and was transported to the Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Modesta Guadelupe Tecuapacho was later pronounced dead due to her injuries.
The driver of the pickup truck involved in the accident sustained minor injuries. Police are saying that the Nissan Altima was in the No. 3 lane of traffic when it was hit.
Liability In Rear-End Collisions
Nearly 35,000 people die in car accidents every year across the United States. It is one of the leading causes of preventable death and injury. Every driver has a common law duty to operate their vehicle in a reasonably safe manner and take steps to avoid collisions. According to California Vehicle Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”
This is especially important at night when there is decreased visibility. Driving the speed limit during a time of decreased visibility. A good driver should be able to spot what’s ahead of them and slow down accordingly, even if the lead driver slows down abruptly. Admittedly, this can be difficult at night when the roads are pitch black. If your car stalls on the freeway, it’s best to put on your hazard lights and get clear of the area.
The family of a victim that dies in a car accident may have legal recourse through California Civil Code 377.60. Damages in a wrongful death action can help victims or their families recover damages for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can investigate all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. We can begin taking steps to make sure that evidence is being preserved and that your rights are being protected.
Investigating A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Modesta Guadelupe Tecuapacho and all of those affected by this accident. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. Any person that may have witnessed the crash should reach out to the CHP.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a Los Angeles car accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions for an attorney or need more information about a specific incident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.