Four people were injured and hospitalized following a single-car crash in Hawthorne on Sunday morning, January 08, 2023.
According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the crash occurred shortly before 3:57 a.m. along the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway at West El Segundo Boulevard.
Paramedics and firefighters responded to the scene and found at least four people were injured. They were all transported to the hospital in unknown conditions.
The California Highway Patrol stated that one of the injured victims was extricated after being trapped in the vehicle.
No additional information was released at this time as the investigation into the cause of the crash continued.
Car Accident Statistics
The National Safety Council has predicted an increase in traffic fatalities in 2020 due to risky behaviors like speeding, intoxicated driving, and the misuse of safety equipment like seatbelts.
After three years of declining fatality rates, the 8.3% spike in traffic-related fatalities is very alarming. Deaths from car accidents increased to 42,338 in 2020 from 2019, when they were 39,107.
During the period between 2010 and 2020, the population grew by 0.4%. However, there were significantly fewer people, vehicles, and total miles traveled. Vehicle registrations increased by 8.5%; deaths per 100,000,000 miles increased by 79%; the death rate increased by 21.7%, and all of these trends can be attributed mostly to human errors and negligence.
Over 4.81 million people in 2020 needed immediate medical attention from injuries incurred in car accidents. It was estimated that $473.2 billion would be spent on medical treatment due to automobile accidents.
Car Accident Lawyers in Los Angeles County
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