A 28-year-old woman identified as Caroline Guerrero was killed while four others were injured after a major multi-vehicle crash in Whittier on early Friday morning, December 25.
The crash took place on the northbound lanes of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway in Whittier at approximately 2:35 a.m. Multiple unspecified vehicles collided on the roadway for unclear reasons.
How the crash occurred and the number of vehicles involved in the collision has not been established. At least four people sustained severe injuries due to the crash. They were all taken to a nearby trauma center for treatment.
Unfortunately, one person was pronounced dead at the scene. Additional information about the accident is unavailable at the moment.
Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collision Investigation is Underway
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the case. They will attempt to determine the cause of the accident.
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.
Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collisions
Losing a loved one due to a fatal multi-vehicle collision can be quite devastating for the victim’s family. While waiting for the official investigation results, they are advised to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance.
Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of companionship and income, pain and suffering, and emotional distress) that the tragic accident has caused them. Attorneys can survive as a helpful legal guide during these difficult times for the grieving family. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights while ensuring that the negligent driver will be held accountable for their suspected crime.
Arash Law is here to assist you whether you’ve been injured in an accident or your loved one perished due to a deadly accident. We have offices located in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego for your convenience. For inquiries and questions, you are free to drop by any of our offices in California or call us at (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with one of our best lawyers.