Although the term "car accident" is used to detail the nature of vehicle collisions in Westminster, the greatest toll taken is often not in automotive parts, but human lives. Those seriously injured or killed in such accidents often have families whose lives are forever altered by the sudden change in their circumstances. They may find themselves having to dedicate significant resources to their loved ones' care and recovery, or worse yet, be left without the current and future support that they had previously been relying upon.
A young family is currently having to endure such a tragedy after its father was killed in a freeway collision in Redding. The young man had been traveling on I-5 on his way to an interview for a residency training position to further his efforts to becoming a doctor. His vehicle was struck head-on by another that was driving northbound in the southbound lanes at what investigators say was a high rate of speed. Authorities believe that the woman driving the vehicle was suicidal and attempting to cause a crash that would end her life. She also received serious injuries, yet survived.