James Llewellyn Palmdale Car Accident on 25th Street East and Avenue R
Palmdale, California (April 5, 2022) – According to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, 45-year-old James Llewellyn was the man who died in a Palmdale crash on Friday, April 1.
The crash involved a black 2017 Ford Focus and a 2016 Toyota Camry.
Authorities received reports of the accident at about 4:47 a.m. on 25th Street East and Avenue R.
According to investigators who responded to the scene, Llewellyn was driving the Focus westbound on Avenue R and made a right turn onto 25th Street from a red light, then immediately made a U-turn in front of the Camry, which was heading northbound on 25th Street. The Camry drove into the intersection on a yellow or a green signal and crashed into Llewellyn’s car driver’s side.
Llewellyn suffered fatal injuries and died at the crash scene.
Paramedics transported the Camry’s driver, only identified as an Asian female adult, and her minor passenger to a local hospital with unknown injuries.
Authorities are investigating the accident but do not believe alcohol or drugs were contributing factors.
Traffic Collisions Causing Death in California
The report of a fatal crash is tragic news to the family members of the victim and the society at large. Unfortunately, fatal crashes are common on California roads. The saddening fact is that most traffic collisions are caused by human factors that can be easily avoided.
The common causes of traffic collisions in California include; driving at unsafe speeds, driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, failure to yield to the right-of-way, among others.
Who Is Responsible?
In most cases, when a traffic crash happens, one of the drivers involved is responsible. However, other parties may also be held accountable. Such parties may include, the other driver’s employer if that motorist was working at the time of the crash, the local government, or the vehicle manufacturer.
What Follows After a Fatal Collision?
California law allows the immediate family members of the deceased to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
The victim’s family can file for damages, including, actual expenses such as medical and burial costs, loss of companionship, lost earnings, and other non-economic damages.
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Handling a wrongful death claim is a complicated process that needs legal expertise to ensure justice is served. It is, therefore, advisable to involve an experienced attorney to work on your behalf.
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