118 Freeway Accident Leaves One Dead
One person died in a multi-vehicle accident Thursday night in Porter Ranch, Los Angeles.
The wreck occurred at 11:42 p.m. within the westbound lanes of the 118 Freeway June 9th.
CHP reported that a total of four vehicles were involved. It is unclear, however, what caused the collision near Reseda Boulevard.
Due to the impact, one of the vehicles rolled over.
The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of kin.
Authorities also shut down the westbound lanes of the freeway for a period of time for investigation and cleanup purposes.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
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 also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
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