[05-13-2024] Los Angeles County, CA – One Person Killed, Three Others Injured After Pursuit Led To Reckless Vehicle Vs. Big Rig Collision in Long Beach

[05-13-2024] One Person Killed, Three Others Injured After Pursuit Led To Reckless Vehicle Vs. Big Rig Collision in Long BeachOne person was killed, and three others were injured after pursuit led to reckless vehicle vs. big rig collision in Long Beach on Monday evening, May 13, 2024.

According to the Long Beach Police Department, the collision happened around 10:28 p.m. near the northbound freeway and Anaheim Street.

Authorities stated that the responding officers were in pursuit of a stolen Kia Optima along Anaheim Street. During the pursuit, the Kia crashed into a big rig, igniting a flame inside the Kia.

Before Long Beach Fire Department officials arrived, LBPD officers tried to knock down the fire with fire extinguishers after dragging several occupants from the flaming Kia. The fire in the blazing Kia was then extinguished by firefighters.

Police said one person was pronounced dead at the scene, and at least three victims were transported to a hospital. The CHP will handle the traffic part of the investigation, while the LAPD will look into any possible criminal charges connected to the crash.

For several hours, all lanes of the northbound freeway were blocked off while law enforcement investigated the crash and searched for relevant evidence.

The investigation continues.

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What Should You Do After A Long Beach Car Accident?

First, you should check on all passengers, drivers, and pedestrians involved. If they need medical help, call for an ambulance immediately. Make sure that you don’t move anyone who is unconscious or reports back or neck pain unless their life is in imminent danger, for example, from a fire or oncoming traffic. Since car accidents are unexpected, you also need to do the following:

  1. Call the police to report any deaths, injuries, or substantial property damage. Get the names and badge numbers of the officers who are at the scene of the accident. Later, you need to call the police department and request an accident report.
  2. Take pictures of all parties involved, including their driver’s licenses and insurance cards, as well as their vehicles. Do not forget to capture any visible damages, skid marks, and the vehicles’ points of rest.
  3. Take note of the street names, traffic lights, and signs.
  4. Talk to the witnesses and obtain their phone numbers and addresses.
  5. Preserve evidence by taking pictures of your injuries.
  6. Seek medical attention, even if you feel like your injuries are minor.
  7. Call our injury law firm’s California reckless driving accident lawyer for a free case review. You can rely on us to determine whether your case has merit, secure accident reports and other critical documents for you, assist with insurance negotiations, and help with filing a personal injury claim.


Reckless Driving Accident Statistics

Automobile crashes are the leading cause of unintentional deaths and injuries in the US. Every year, car accidents claim the lives of two million people and injure ten million more.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines reckless driving as “willful disregard” for the safety of other road users. The NHTSA also recorded 11,258 fatalities caused by speeding in 2020. In Long Beach, 410 speed-related crashes either resulted in injuries or fatalities, according to data from the latest OTS Crash Rankings Results.

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