Tuesday, December 22, 2009

2 Californians Died in Rollover Crash in I-10; Within Arizona Jurisdiction

Two Californians died in a rollover accident in Interstate 10 east of California Border.

The I-10 is a major route from California to Phoenix, AZ.

The victims were identified as Jose Pacheco, unknown age, and Aidan Perez-Pacheco, 3.

The reports did not specify the victims’ relationship with each other but both are residents of Salinas.

It looks like the two were not wearing seatbelts as they were thrown out of the vehicle after the driver lost control of the vehicle.

Since the car accident happened within the jurisdiction of Arizona, it would follow its state rules.

According to Arizona state laws, those above 15 years old are not required to wear a seatbelt so assuming that Jose is aged above 15, he cannot be held liable for not wearing one.

However, since Aidan is just 3, Jose was required to secure him with child restraints while riding the car.

In that regard, Jose is liable for the car accident.

The family of the victims should consult a car accident attorney to help them sort out their legal options especially in this situation where the incident happened on a state outside their own.

An experienced attorney should be able to help them find out what really caused this tragedy so that they can have some form of closure.