South Los Angeles, CA (August 1, 2020) – According to the California Highway Patrol, one person was killed in a two-vehicle accident that took place in South Los Angeles. The fatal crash was reported early on Saturday morning, August 1st, on the off-ramp to Western Avenue from the Santa Monica (10) Freeway.
CHP officials said that the vehicles involved collided while traveling westbound along the freeway as they approached the off-ramp at approximately 6:51 a.m. A SigAlert was issued a short time later and the ramp was closed down as emergency crews arrived at the scene.
One person was pronounced deceased at the scene and the others involved were assisted for their injuries. No details have been reported concerning the other victims.
At this time, authorities with the California Highway Patrol are investigating the events that led to this incident. No further information was made available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Los Angeles
According to officially reported statistics, 2014 saw an estimated total of at least 46,500 traffic collisions just within the city of Los Angeles. The following year, in 2015, that number jumped to 52,000 and then ascended again the next year with a total of 55,350 car crashes reported in 2016. Car crashes, especially car accidents in Los Angeles and other areas throughout southern California are frequently devastating as many cause serious injuries or death. It is important to know the leading causes of such collisions which include actions such as intoxicated driving, speeding, and texting while driving among other distractions.
Car accidents often result in not only physical damage and serious injuries but emotional and financial turmoil as well. Fully realizing your rights as a victim or a bereaved family member can be of paramount importance as you begin moving forward. First and foremost, however, those who have suffered at the hands of a reckless motorist or other entity must understand the need for aggressive representation to fight on their behalf. In the event of a collision that has claimed the life of a loved one, families are encouraged to hold the liable party responsible for wrongful death.
After suffering an injury or the loss of a family member, victims are left with enormous costs due to hospitalizations and often continued care, including years of therapy in many cases. There is nothing more important than obtaining astute representation that understands the sensitive nature of such a time. The victim of someone else’s actions should never be held responsible for the cost of their treatment, and an experienced car accident attorney will help you recover the compensation you deserve.
At Agnew Brusavich, our dedicated Torrance car accident attorneys are devoted to helping those who have wrongfully suffered at the hands of an irresponsible party throughout Torrance and surrounding areas. We understand the overwhelming moments that follow a sudden and severe accident, and we are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, contact our Southern California accident attorneys at (310) 793-1400 today.
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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in Southern California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.