Deadly Traffic Collision on 118 Freeway
Two people suffered injuries and one other was killed on the 118 Freeway in Mission Hills on Monday morning.
The fatal accident took place at 7:30 a.m. within the westbound lanes on January 24th.
Per reports, a sedan was hit by a cargo truck while the driver of the sedan had pulled over on the right shoulder to change a tire.
One person had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters and another sadly died at the scene.
Two unidentified men were also transported to a hospital after sustaining major injuries.
Authorities shut down multiple lanes of the freeway for a period of time following the accident.
The crash remains under investigation.
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.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.