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24Jul/12Off

Politician’s Wife Involved in Car Accident

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Stopping at red lights and at stop signs is the careful and responsible action to take when driving; not to mention that it is also the law. Yet, there are a few negligent drivers who do not always follow the rules of the road. When this happens, a careless driver may cause serious personal injury to another driver, sometimes the accident may even result in a wrongful death. In a fairly recent accident involving the wife of a politician, it was the negligent driver who had to suffer the consequences of his own irresponsible driving.

A political candidate’s wife has recently been involved in a fatal car accident on Monday, July 22. The collision happened in Santa Maria when a driver in a Honda ran a stop sign and hit a 2008 Cadillac Escalade. It was around 4:10 p.m. when the crash happened. The driver of the Honda died on the scene and the two passengers in the Cadillac received minor injuries.

The wife of former California Lieutenant Governor and current GOP congressional candidate Abel Maldonado, Laura Maldonado, was driving east of Santa Maria. She was driving across the intersection when a 30-year old man in a 1985 Honda Accord sped through a stop sign and rammed into the Cadillac Escalade.  The Honda driver was heading north on Dominian Road in the Santa Barbra County. Laura Maldonado was heading east, coming out of Foxon Canyon, at about 55 miles per hour. It was in the intersection that the two automobiles collided.

Laura Maldonado had her teenage son with her inside the Cadillac. She and her son were released from the hospital on Monday night after being examined and determined that they had only suffered minor personal injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was not as lucky. Sadly, the male driver died from the impact of the crash. California Highway Patrol officers are still determining whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the car collision. The Honda driver’s information has not been released until his family is notified of his death.

The congressional candidate, Abel Maldonado, tweeted about the status of his wife and son on Monday. He wrote on his Twitter account that his wife, Laura, and his son were in a car accident. He expressed his family’s condolences and sympathies to the family with their lost loved one. He also added that his family’s thoughts and prayers go with the family and close friends of the driver.

It is a sad and terrible accident that occurred on Sunday. It is also saddening that one of the individuals involved in the accident had died on the scene. While Maldonado and her son were lucky to only suffer minor injuries, another family was not as lucky. This type of accident can remind us all to be safe drivers and to follow all the road regulations and rules.

If you have been involved in a car accident, contact a Los Angeles car accident lawyer today to learn about the next steps you should take.