A 66-year-old woman identified as Maria De La Lu Torres was killed after a fatal multi-vehicle traffic collision in Newhall Pass on Tuesday morning, September 29.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s initial reports, the crash occurred at approximately 8:00 a.m. on Interstate 5 Freeway near Roxford Street. A homeland security vehicle, a semi-truck, and a Subaru Crosstrek were involved in the collision.
How the collision occurred and how it happened is currently unclear. The victim was reportedly riding the SUV. She was later pronounced dead at the scene. A Homeland Security agent sustained moderate injuries from the accident. No other injuries were reported at the moment.
Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident Investigation is Underway
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating 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.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Multi-Vehicle Collisions in Los Angeles
Dealing with a sudden loss of a loved one due to a fatal multi-vehicle 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. Attorneys can also serve as a helpful legal guide for the victims 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 your spouse or family member’s death, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.