It can be difficult to remember that car accidents do not necessarily only cause harm to human beings. Involvement in a car accident can cause injury to dogs and other pets as well. Last Wednesday, a two-car collision in Lancaster, California, resulted in the deaths of four human occupants, three from one vehicle and two from another. In addition, the crash also killed two dogs that were riding in one of the automobiles at the time of the crash.
The accident happened approximately at midday when the driver of one of the two vehicles, who was transporting two dogs but no human passengers, reportedly ran a red light and crashed into the other vehicle. Despite the fact that the driver of the first auto was wearing a seatbelt, he later died at the hospital. The two dogs riding in the first vehicle were an Australian cattle dog and a Siberian husky puppy. Authorities determined that it was necessary to euthanize the Siberian husky puppy after taking it to an animal shelter. The Australian cattle dog died at the scene.
The other vehicle involved in the collision contained three human occupants, none of whom were wearing seatbelts per report from law enforcement. The force of the collision ejected all three of the vehicle’s occupants when it hit the traffic pole, and all three of them died of the resulting injuries: two at the scene and one later at the hospital.
The accident is still under investigation, and it is unknown what may have caused the first driver to run the stoplight. Authorities are asking any witnesses to the accident to contact them with any information. Meanwhile, individuals and family members who have suffered as a result of a car accident may wish to engage the services of an attorney.