A 38-year-old man identified as Gerson J. was killed after a multi-vehicle crash in the Willowbrook area on early Thursday morning, April 15.
The fatal accident transpired at approximately 12:55 a.m. on the westbound 105 Freeway west of Alameda Street. Jimene’s westbound Toyota was driving on the 105 Freeway when it crashed and stopped in the carpool lane.
The disabled Toyota was then later struck by a 2006 BMW. The BMW then crashed into a westbound 2016 Toyota. The driver of the disabled Toyota sustained fatal injuries from the accident.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. Three occupants from the second Toyota sustained minor injuries.
Authorities later determined that one of the vehicles may have been driving at unsafe speeds at the time of the collision. The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the case.
Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collision Statistics
Car accidents are increasing throughout the country at an alarming rate. Approximately 36,000 people are killed each year, while 1.9 million people are injured due to car accidents in the U.S. California is one of the leading states when it comes to car accident statistics.
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 died from their injuries on average in California.
Multi-vehicle collisions are just one type of car accident. This type of accident usually occurs when three or more cars are involved in the accident. They commonly stem from a “chain-reaction” crash, wherein one vehicle will bump into another, causing it to crash into other cars on the roadway potentially. These types of crashes are commonly caused by drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving.
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