One person was killed while another was injured following a two-vehicle collision in Studio City, Los Angeles on Sunday morning, February 26, 2023.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal crash occurred early morning at about 2:45 a.m. on the westbound side of Hollywood (101) Freeway at Laurel Canyon Boulevard.
The responding officers arrived at the scene and discovered the two vehicles involved in the collision. The circumstances leading to the crash are still under investigation.
One victim was found lying on the road. Lifesaving procedures failed and the unidentified person was later declared dead on the spot. It remains unclear whether they were thrown during the crash or struck by another car.
The responders from the Los Angeles Fire Department took another person to a hospital for sustaining unspecified injuries. No updates on their current condition were released.
By 8 a.m., authorities had cleaned up the crash site. There was no additional information available right away.
Fatal Two-Vehicle Accident Statistics
In the United States, automobile collisions are the greatest cause of both accidental mortality and accidental hospitalization. In addition, two million people are killed and ten million are injured each year as a result of automotive accidents around the world.
According to the National Safety Council, more persons were killed in traffic accidents in 2020 due to preventable causes such as drunk driving and not wearing a seatbelt. The death rate had decreased for three years in a row before that year’s 8.3 percent surge. There were 39,107 traffic-related fatalities in the United States in 2019. The number had risen to 42,338 the next year.
In 2020, 3,847 people in California were killed in automobile accidents. There were 2,260 fatalities in single-car accidents (59%) and 1,587 deaths in multiple-car incidents (41%).
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