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Car Accident Claims the Life of Long Beach Man

By Joseph Low on February 11, 2016

A single vehicle accident on Willow Street near Nipomo Avenue recently claimed the life of a Long Beach resident.

The 48-year-old man was driving a 2007 BMW 530i at the time of the accident, according to police.  The vehicle crashed into both a tree and an empty parked utility vehicle. Police and fire crews responding to the scene found that the driver’s injuries were fatal. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

According to witnesses, the crash occurred when the BMW traveling east on Willow Street suddenly accelerated and crossed the median. It traveled the wrong way in the westbound lanes for a short distance until it crossed the north curb, collided with the tree, and crashed into the utility truck.  The accident closed Willow Street between Studebaker Road and Palo Verde Avenue for several hours.

Authorities are still investigating what caused the accident.

When a single vehicle crashes, it can be more difficult to imagine that the accident was the fault of anyone but the driver.  In fact, single-vehicle accidents can also result from another person’s negligence. A defective vehicle part may cause a loss of control that the driver cannot predict until it is too late. Improperly-maintained pavement or obstacles that land in the road due to another’s negligence can also cause a single-vehicle accident. And any number of medical errors that result in improper medication, improper treatment, or a missed diagnosis can also cause serious medical conditions that impair a driver’s ability to travel safely.

An experienced California car accident lawyer can help you determine what caused a crash and hold any negligent parties responsible.

For more information about car accidents, don’t hesitate to contact The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV. You can reach us at (888) 454-5569.


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