One person was killed and two more were hospitalized in critical condition following a multi-vehicle collision in Los Angeles on Saturday morning, January 21, 2023.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal collision occurred at around 5:40 a.m. along the eastbound Santa Monica (10) Freeway at Crenshaw Boulevard in Mid-City near the Jefferson Park neighborhood.
At least five vehicles were reportedly involved, with Los Angeles Fire Department claiming two cars overturned and CHP reporting only one flipped over. The circumstances leading to the crash remain under investigation.
One individual died in the collision, while two other people sustained critical injuries. They were sent to a nearby hospital in an unknown state. The number of people involved remains currently unclear.
The fatal crash resulted in the closure of the eastbound lanes of 10 Freeway, east of Crenshaw Blvd., for at least four hours, with the traffic being diverted to the highway’s shoulder.
The investigation into the collision by the authorities continued.
Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident Statistics
Each and every minute, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration receives a report of a car accident anywhere in the country. There are almost 3,000 annual fatalities in the state of California due to car accidents.
Each year, more than 110,000 Americans lose their lives in traffic-related accidents, as reported by the National Safety Council. Since 1990, such disasters in California’s roadways have caused 3,898 deaths and 2,710,000 injuries.
In the five years since 2013, the death rate has increased by an annual average of 23.5%, and this upward trend is expected to continue for some time, as predicted by experts.
A “multi-vehicle crash” is defined as an incident involving three or more motor vehicles. More than 13,000 people were killed in accidents involving four or more vehicles in 2010, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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