Reckless Act Results in Rollover, Injury and Loss of Life

Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 18-Nov-2009

According to The San Francisco Chronicle, a reckless driving act known as a “sideshow” has resulted in the deaths of three young adults and injured three others. Reportedly, a total of five people were in the Nissan Altima that veered into oncoming traffic, struck a parked vehicle, and overturned onto the sidewalk before coming to a stop. Three of the five, a 22-year-old, 19-year-old, and 21-year-old, were killed in the auto accident in Alameda County. The two other vehicle occupants, along with a pedestrian, were injured in the crash and hospitalized with serious injuries. Updates on the conditions of the three injured individuals were not included in the report.

According to residents of the area where the accident took place, the dangerous vehicular activity puts all nearby residents and their property in grave danger. Whether the sideshow consists of “ghost riding the whip “ (a practice in which an individual vacates his or her vehicle while it is placed in neutral and traveling at slow speeds and dances around it or on top of it) or a “hyphy-train” (a practice in which a caravan of cars synchronize their driving patterns in what is similar to a conga line), such vehicular behavior represents an utter abandonment of traffic safety laws and greatly increases the probability that an individual is going to be killed or be subjected to severe physical injury. Victims of such reckless abandon should consult a personal injury lawyer that will hold individuals responsible for putting on sideshows accountable for their actions and responsible for damages that result from such foolish behavior.

If you have been involved in any type of vehicular accident, it is important to remember that you have rights. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our experienced traffic accident attorneys will examine the circumstances surrounding your accident, and will hold responsible for the accident accountable in a court of law. If you have sustained injury or lost a loved one as the result of another person’s reckless driving behavior, please don’t hesitate to contact our Northern California personal injury lawyers at (800) 900-0863 for a free evaluation of your case.

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