[07-07-2024] Los Angeles County, CA – Two People Hospitalized After Vehicle Crashed Into Steep Canyon Terrain in Angeles National Forest

[07-07-2024] Two People Hospitalized After Vehicle Crashed Into Steep Canyon Terrain in Angeles National ForestTwo people were hospitalized after their vehicle crashed into a steep canyon terrain in Los Angeles County on Sunday night, July 7, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the single-vehicle crash happened at about 11:46 p.m. over the side of North San Gabriel Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest at mile marker 27.

CHP said that an unspecified vehicle carrying a male driver and a female passenger fell approximately 40 feet down into the forest after a high-speed crash. Upon arrival, they found the male driver trapped inside the vehicle.

Responding crews managed to free the driver from the wreckage and pull up both victims from the steep terrain. They were then taken to the roadside, where emergency medical personnel were waiting to administer treatment.

The man was airlifted to a local trauma center, while the woman was transported to a nearby hospital via ground ambulance. The patients’ names, ages, and places of origin were not available at this time. Their current conditions are also unknown.

It is still unclear how exactly the vehicle flew off the side of North San Gabriel Canyon and ended up in the Angeles National Forest. CHP is investigating the cause of the accident and any possible factors involved.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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  2. Get to a Safe Location – Move your vehicle or pull over to the side of the road if you can. Put your emergency flashers on to warn other motorists of the accident. This gives them a heads-up to slow down as they approach. Get somewhere safe to wait for the police.
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  5. Do Not Admit Fault – This is a common mistake people make following any vehicular accident. Stick only to the facts of what happened when speaking with a police officer, but never admit fault or say “sorry.” Nevertheless, be as detailed as possible in your description of the collision.
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  8. Speak to Insurance Adjusters – As soon as the day of your accident, you may receive a phone call from the other party’s insurance company. You may speak to the claims adjuster but do not give away any more information than is necessary. Do not record a statement or accept an insurance settlement offer until you speak to an attorney.
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Based on data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2021, motor vehicle accidents accounted for 21% of the total preventable injury-related deaths in the US. Approximately 19,515 deaths involving traffic crashes were recorded from January to June 2023, which is 3.3% less than the total 20,190 deaths reported in the first half of 2022.

For the first half of 2023, the NHTSA recorded 2,061 fatalities in California due to motor vehicle accidents. The state had a total of 160,819 fatal and injury crashes in the previous year.

According to the latest Transportation Injury Mapping System data, 40,191 crashes resulted in injuries or fatalities in Los Angeles County in 2023.

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