According to investigators the accident took place in the 800 block of W Manchester Avenue near Hoover Street in South Los Angeles, at around 10:20 PM Tuesday night of April 16th 2013. According to investigators and news reports from scene of the tragic incident, the vehicle jumped the curb and sheared off a light pole; resulting in a fiery explosion to the vehicles. According to witnesses three individuals were trapped inside as the vehicle burst into flames. The fourth passenger was ejected from the vehicle before the ensuing fire; the medical conduction of the surviving passenger is yet to be reported on. The exact cause of the accident was not relayed by investigators at the scene however witnesses say there may have been another car involved in the accident and fled the scene. Liability for Auto Accident Deaths: The state of California permits relatives of deceased victims of auto accidents to file a civil lawsuit against all at fault parties. The statute states the following relatives who are permitted to filed a claims including, “The decedent’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, and issue of deceased children, or, if there is no surviving issue of the decedent, the persons, including the surviving spouse or domestic partner, who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession.” Filing a Lawsuit: If you have legal questions regarding injuries or death in an automobile accident feel free to contact our personal injury law firm toll free (855)385-2529.