Q 3: If
a person was responsible for an accident, may Allah forbid, and he died along with some other passengers in a car and he was the driver of the car,
would it be obligatory for his family or inheritors to pay the Diyah (blood money) for the families of the other people who died? Also, would it be obligatory for the family of the dead driver to observe Sawm (Fast) on his behalf or (Part No. 21; Page No. 339) do anything else on his behalf as expiation for the accident?
If the killing resulting from such an accident was unintentional because of the driver's negligence, and the driver died along with other passengers, one Diyah should be paid by the driver's family to the inheritors of each of those who died in the accident. The driver's family should not offer any Kaffarah, such as freeing believing slaves or observing Sawm on behalf of the dead driver.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.