A 21-year-old woman is dead after a fatal single-car accident near Lake Elsinore early Sunday, February 8, 2009.
Tiffany N. Whittemore, of Menifee, apparently lost control of her car while rounding a curve on the Ortega Highway shortly before 4 a.m., Riverside County Sheriff’s officials said. As of right now, they are considering the rain as the cause of this fatal car accident.
Our wrongful death lawyers know that driving a car in bad weather and dangerous curves can lead to a deadly accident like this one here, not to mention cause thousands of dollars in property damage for all the items wrecked when the car gets out of control.
Southern California does not usually get a lot of rain, but during that particular weekend, the region was hit with a large rain storm, which lasts several days. This caused poor roadway conditions for many drivers that, frankly, are not accustomed to those adverse road conditions.
The experienced wrongful death lawyers at our firm are well aware of the negative effect that rain has on car drivers in this particular region. Since the roads are almost always very dry, there tends to be an excessive amount of oil residue on the road. When it rains, this oil acts as a lubricant, and car accidents are much more likely to occur on such a slick surface.
That is why we always caution you to drive carefully. If you can avoid speeding and driving recklessly, you will be one step closer to avoiding an auto accident and arriving home safely. Getting from point A to point B is always better when you do not have a car accident with point C in between, especially in the rain.
Call us now at 1-800-655-6585 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. No fee if no recovery