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Triple-Car Crash on Hollywood Freeway Claims One Life

One Dead in Fiery Crash on 101 Freeway in East Hollywood LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles, CA (May 8, 2023) A fatal three-car collision occurred this morning on the (101) Hollywood Freeway in East Hollywood, resulting in one death. The accident was reported around 4 a.m. on the southbound Hollywood Freeway at Alvarado Street, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Elizabeth Kravig.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, two cars were engulfed in flames, with one person trapped inside one of the vehicles, as stated by Los Angeles Fire Department’s Margaret Stewart. One individual was declared dead at the site, while another was transported to a hospital in an unknown condition. Two more people sustained minor, non-life-threatening injuries.

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The victims’ ages and genders were not immediately available. In response to the incident, the CHP issued a SigAlert, closing all southbound lanes of the Hollywood Freeway at Melrose Avenue and diverting traffic off the road at Santa Monica Boulevard.

Liability in Los Angeles Hollywood Freeway Accidents

Car accidents can result in serious injuries and fatalities, despite improved safety measures in cars. According to the CDC, over 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes in the US. There are many factors that can contribute to a car accident, such as speeding, distracted driving, inclement weather, dangerous turns, and poorly designed roadways. All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care to prevent accidents, especially commercial drivers who work for the city.

California Vehicle Code 21801 states that the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way to oncoming traffic close enough to pose a hazard. If a negligent driver works for a city, that city may be liable in the event of an accident. Employers are generally responsible for the negligent actions of their employees within the scope of their job duties.

After a car accident, it is essential to preserve evidence properly, such as taking photos of the accident site, seeking surveillance footage, preserving medical records, interviewing eyewitnesses, and conducting a thorough independent investigation. The family of a victim who died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A car accident attorney can help accident victims understand their legal options and pursue compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and funeral expenses.

Investigating the Fatal Accident in Los Angeles

Accident News Now, we extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. If you need more information about a car accident in Los Angeles, our team of personal injury lawyers is here to help. We are committed to ensuring that accident victims are aware of their rights, and negligent drivers are held accountable for their actions. Whether you have legal questions or need an independent investigation into an accident, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.

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