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Fatal Wrong-Way Collision Leads to Fiery Crash on 101 Freeway

Alleged wrong-way driver killed in fiery 3-car crash on 101 Freeway in East Hollywood los angeles

Los Angeles, CA (May 8th, 2023) The Los Angeles Fire Department reported a three-car accident that occurred slightly past 4:30 a.m. just beyond the Melrose Avenue exit on the 101 freeway. The incident was sparked by a driver in a red Toyota Prius who was reportedly driving north in the southbound lanes.

Investigators later determined that the Prius sideswiped one car before colliding head-on with a pickup truck. Upon the firefighters’ arrival, both the Prius and the pickup truck were ablaze. One individual was stuck in the debris, and the driver allegedly responsible for driving in the wrong direction was confirmed dead at the crash site.

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The condition of the pickup truck’s driver, who was transported to a nearby hospital, is not known. Two other individuals incurred minor injuries and were given on-site treatment before being released.

A SigAlert was initiated on the freeway’s southbound side between the Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard exits for several hours. Normal traffic flow resumed by 8:30 a.m.

Liability in Los Angeles Car 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 101 Freeway Accident

The names of the victims have not been released and the investigation is ongoing.

Accident News Now, we extend our deepest condolences to the family of the injured and 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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