Oscar Bejarano Jr., a Passenger, Fatal after a Speeding Car Crashed into a Pasadena Garage
Pasadena, CA (August 13, 2023) – Oscar Bejarano Jr. (21) of North Hills died at the scene of a Pasadena garage crash involving a speeding vehicle. He was a passenger in the vehicle. According to Pasadena Now, the crash occurred just before 2:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Oscar Bejarano Jr. of North Hills died at the scene after a speeding vehicle crashed into a garage in Pasadena. Two others sustained moderate to severe injuries.
The South Pasadena Police Department reported a fatal Pasadena garage crash involving a speeding vehicle that left a passenger fatal and two others severely injured.
Authorities identified the fatality as 21-year-old Oscar Bejarano Jr. of North Hills. He was a backseat passenger of the involved vehicle.
According to reports, a silver 2020 Infiniti driven by a 21-year-old Sun Valley resident named David Silva traveled southbound on the Pasadena Freeway at approximately 100 mph.
As the speeding 2020 Infiniti approached Oliver Street, it reportedly struck several trees, signposts, and bushes before ultimately crashing into a residential garage in the 300 block of Orange Grove Avenue.
Sgt. Craig Phillips of the South Pasadena Police Department said the impact of the crash pushed a parked vehicle through the back wall of the garage.
Silva, the driver, and the other passenger also sustained moderate to severe injuries.
Meanwhile, no one from the Pasadena home sustained injuries in the crash.
Anyone with information can call the South Pasadena Police Department at 626-403-7270.
J&M Tip: In California, passengers possess equal rights to drivers and can take legal action for negligence. After an accident, injured passengers can claim compensation within the coverage limits of the responsible party’s insurance policy as per California’s car accident laws.
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More About Car Accident Liability
Various circumstances of the car accident can pinpoint the liability of damages. In some instances, thorough investigations can reveal careless behavior. This can include the simple act of recklessly turning or cutting in front of another vehicle. In terms of determining who is at fault for an accident, this can be defined by common law. Any Sacramento or Los Angeles car accident lawyer recognizes that fault has four basic levels:
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Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Pasadena
In this case, the family members of Oscar Bejarano Jr. in this Pasadena garage crash can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
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Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Francisco Rojas.
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