[02-26-2023] Los Angeles County, CA – One Dead, Three Injured, Including 10-Month-Old Child in North Hollywood Crash

One person was killed and three others, including a 10-month-old child, were injured following a violent two-vehicle collision in North Hollywood, Los Angeles on February 26, 2023.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the fatal crash that caused one of the cars to overturn and trap two occupants occurred shortly after 7:00 p.m. at 11482 West Magnolia Boulevard.

The initial investigation revealed that a gray sedan driven by a woman was heading north on 170 freeway and ran a red signal after exiting at Magnolia Boulevard. She then hit a dark-colored Honda CRV with its three occupants, including an infant, causing it to overturn.

The responders from the L.A. Fire Department extricated the two trapped occupants, a 40-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, from the Honda wreckage. The man was declared dead, but whether on site or at the hospital was unclear.

The woman was hospitalized in critical condition. The infant, not trapped, was pulled out from the wreckage and rushed to the hospital reportedly in stable condition. The woman who ran the red light was also hospitalized and is expected to be okay.

As personnel tried to clear the scene and detectives gathered evidence, traffic in the vicinity was affected. At this point, it is unclear if drugs or alcohol contributed to the collision.

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Fatal Two-Vehicle Accident Statistics

Automobile accidents are the leading cause of both accidental death and accidental hospitalization in the United States. Every year, automobile accidents are responsible for two million deaths and ten million injuries worldwide.

Preventable traffic deaths increased in 2020, as reported by the National Safety Council. Prior to that year, the death rate had dropped for three years in a row. A total of 39,107 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in the United States year 2019. By 2020, that figure had climbed to 42,338.

The number of people killed in car crashes in California was 3,847 in 2020. The majority, 2,260 or 59%, were killed in single-vehicle accidents, while 1,587 or 41% were killed in accidents involving two or more vehicles.

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