When a California resident is injured in an auto accident, he or she may wish to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in an effort to recover damages resulting from the crash. Doing so requires that the victim proves that the other party was negligent in their actions. In some cases, this can be a difficult task, and the responsible party can often sway a jury to believe that a car crash was simply an accident, and not the result of negligence.
However, the victim in a recent car crash may have an easier path to proving negligence, after he was injured during an illegal street race between two other vehicles. Police believe that the 52-year-old man was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time when the accident took place just after 2 a.m. on a recent Friday. Witnesses told authorities that the drivers of a Chevy Camaro and Honda Civic were clearly racing when the driver of the Civic crashed into the victim's Buick, causing it to in turn hit the Camaro.