Athlete and actress Sammi Kane Kraft, whose baseball skills and fastball landed her a role in the 2005 remake of Bad News Bears, died in a car accident in Los Angeles on Tuesday, reports E! News.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said that a crash was reported at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday and involved a car and a big rig truck.
According to California Highway Patrol, Kraft was a passenger in an Audi that was “traveling at a high rate of speed” on the westbound 10 Freeway near Crenshaw Boulevard about 1:30 a.m., when it rear-ended a big rig and was then hit by another car.
The driver, Molly Kate Adams, 21, and Kraft were both trapped inside the vehicle before taken to two separate hospitals. Adams was treated for moderate injuries at California Hospital Medical Center and arrested on suspicion of felony drunk driving. Kraft was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
The 20-year-old Kraft played tomboy Amanda Whurlitzer in the 2005 remake, who was originally portrayed by Tatum O’Neal in the 1976 original film.
“I could never fill Tatum O’Neal’s shoes,” she told the New York Daily News in 2005, “but I tried to make the role my own. I added a bit of the New York in me. A little toughness, a little bit of smartass.”
This is a very sad incident which took the life of an up and coming star. We don’t have all the facts, but Kane’s family would be well-served in contacting an experienced vehicle accident attorney.
Kane was not driving the car, so her family may be entitled to a wrongful death settlement. The driver of the big rig and the other car may also be entitled to truck and car accident compensation as well.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a vehicle accident, you should consult an experienced accident attorney to see if you have grounds for an injury claim. The time you have to file a lawsuit is limited, so it’s important that you do this without delay.
Feel free contact our Los Angeles Law Firm via email at Info@ArashLaw.com or call us at 800-890-7375. One of our lawyers will be happy to assist you with your personal injury case.
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