6 Killed & 8 Injured in Crash on La Brea and Slauson Avenues
23-year-old Asherey Ryan and her unborn baby fell victim to a fatal car crash in Los Angeles on Thursday.
The tragic accident took place at the intersection of La Brea and Slauson Avenue near a gas station.
It was around 1:40 p.m. on August 4th when the driver of a Mercedes Benz sped through a red light.
As a result, the Mercedes collided with five other vehicles, causing at least three to catch fire.
The impact resulted in some of the cars crashing into a gas station sign.
Eight people, 6 of which were teenagers, were rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with injuries.
Sadly, Asherey Ryan was pronounced dead.
The woman who caused the crash will likely face multiple criminal charges. She also suffered major injuries due to the crash.
An active investigation remains underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Asherey Ryan.
Statistics from 2019 show that 846 people were killed in crashes that involved running a red light and about 143,000 people were injured.
In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019.
In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.
Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.