One person was killed while three others were hurt after a multi-vehicle traffic collision in Westwood on Wednesday afternoon, January 13.
The accident occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. in the 1200 block of South Beverly Glen Boulevard in Westwood.
Three unspecified vehicles collided on the roadway for unclear reasons. How the collision occurred and why it happened has not been established.
Two people from different vehicles were trapped in the wreckage. They were extricated by emergency personnel. One person was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two people were critically injured and were rushed to an area hospital. One person sustained minor injuries from the accident. The identity of the victims has not been disclosed.
Multi-Vehicle Collision Investigation is Underway
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the cause of the collision.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading factors in unintentional injury deaths in California. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 3,304 fatal car accidents in California in 2017. In 2018, 48 over 100,000 people die from their injuries on average in California.
These accidents are caused by various reasons, such as distracted driving, drunk driving, and driver over-fatigue. Facing cases like this alone can be quite challenging. With the help of an experienced Lassen County wrongful death attorney, the victims and their families won’t need to deal with the stressful paperwork that comes with filing a claim.
Attorneys have the resources that can help them prove the negligence of the liable party. They can utilize their resources to re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain phone and texting records of the responsible party. Attorneys can also conduct an independent investigation to help the victims receive the justice they deserve.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collisions in Lassen County
Dealing with a sudden loss of a loved one due to a fatal head-on collision can be quite overwhelming and stressful.
While waiting for the official investigation results, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s help. Attorneys can help their clients receive financial compensation for their medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering of the victim’s family, wages the decedent would have earned in their lifetime, and loss of companionship.
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