Before the use of cell phones and apps to call on Uber or Lyft, there were taxis. Taxi drivers would hang out on streets and corners waiting for someone to flag them down or walk up and get into the car. It was a social norm. People would hail taxi drivers all hours of the day and the drivers would comply. They were unsung heroes driving strangers to their destinations. Taxi drivers had to take tests to get their licenses and pay special fees to keep their cars. Taxis were an event for people new to the city life. Hailing a taxi successfully was like wearing a badge of honor stating that you are now a city slicker.
In today’s world, things have changed drastically. Through the use of rideshares and an increase in personal cars, people are relying less on taxis. But even they get in accidents too. Our San Mateo car crash attorneys at Allegiance Law has had the pleasure of working with clients from every background. Unfortunately, we are meeting these wonderful clients at some of the worst times in their lives. We are meeting them as they are injured, struggling to recover. Or we are meeting the family members mourning the loss of a loved one due to a car accident. Whatever the circumstance or injury, we are here to listen and ready to fight for your case.
Car accidents can happen to anybody. Yet, new drivers are more likely to experience more accidents than more seasoned drivers. In this case, a black Jetta occupied by three teenagers sealed the deathly fate of a taxi driver. Witnesses stated that the black Jetta was speeding through the intersection when it slammed into the back of a yellow cab. The impact was so sudden and fierce that it killed the taxi driver instantly. The teens in the car were able to survive. The driver of the Jetta jumped out of the car and ran. The two remaining teens were trapped in the smoking car. They were removed by the police.
The driver was found hiding under a building. He was later arrested for hit and run and vehicular manslaughter. The investigation into the accident is still underway. It is unknown whether the driver or occupants were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. What we do know is that drivers age 15-19 are the largest group for distracted driving accidents. This age group is known for driving while using the cellphone, talking to passengers, eating, playing with the radio, or changing the air in the car.
If you or someone you love is suffering from an injury or if you have lost a loved one to a car accident, you need to seek legal assistance. Our San Mateo Car Accident Attorneys at Allegiance Law have the experience and skill to hold those responsible accountable for maximum benefits for you and your family. Call 415-404-6395 or click here to start a conversation with our professional attorneys at Allegiance Law in San Mateo today.