When a young driver signs his or her driver's license for the first time, they make an agreement that they will do many things. They will not drive drunk, for example, or drive while tired. They will quickly fix vehicle malfunctions that could endanger other drivers. They will always obey the traffic laws.
Failing to do any of these things could result in a ticket - or worse, car accidents, and the risk of serious injuries for innocent motorists.
This was apparently the case in a 3-vehicle crash near Los Angeles this month, a crash that led to the deaths of two people. The incident occurred in Fontana at an intersection with a stop light. Details of the accident are still sketchy, but police say they are investigating the possibility that a Dodge Durango drove through a red light. The Durango apparently struck two other vehicles in the intersection.
Witnesses described the collision as horrific, with one comparing it to an earthquake. One car apparently began to emit smoke. Employees from nearby stores attempted to help the victims of the accident and remained on the scene to assist police.
Ultimately, the accident resulted in two fatalities: a man and a young girl, possibly a father and his young daughter. Four other people required hospitalization after the accident; their conditions are not known.
Local police closed the road following the 8:40 p.m. accident in an attempt to reconstruct the incident. There is no word of any criminal charges connected to the accident, though they could be forthcoming in the near future.
KCAL-TV, "Child Among 2 Killed In Fontana 3-Car Collision" No Author Given, Oct. 21, 2013