A multi-vehicle traffic collision in Sylmar resulted in one person’s death on Tuesday morning, September 29.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s initial reports, the fatal collision took place on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway near Roxford Street at approximately 8:00 a.m. Several vehicles, including a big rig, collided on the freeway. A 7Up big rig, a trash truck, a Homeland Security vehicle, a blue sedan, and a white SUV belonging to Homeland Security were suspected of collision.
The total number of vehicles involved is currently unclear. The circumstances that led to the crash have not been established. A female occupant of a blue sedan involved in the crash was pronounced dead at the scene. Three southbound lanes on the freeway were closed down to give way to the investigation and clean up.
Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collision Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently investigating the case. When three or more cars collide on the roadway, it is considered a multi-vehicle collision. This type of car accident is commonly caused by a “chain reaction,” when one car bumps into another, which causes the other to hit the next vehicle.
Multi-vehicle collisions are commonly caused by drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving. It can be quite challenging to pinpoint liability during a multi-vehicle collision investigation, which is why it is essential to hire an experienced Los Angeles wrongful death attorney to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys can re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Multi-vehicle Collisions in Los Angeles
After suddenly losing a loved one due to a multi-vehicle collision, it may leave the victim’s family vulnerable to manipulation by the other party and insurance companies. The victim’s family should pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney to receive the justice and compensation they deserve.
The liable party will be required by law to provide financial compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, pain, and the decedent’s suffering through the wrongful death claim. Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful guide for the grieving family during this difficult time. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death or injury of your spouse or family member, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego. We are more than happy to visit you at your home or office—call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.