Wrong Way Crash Results in Fatality Outside 60 Freeway in the City of Industry
Industry, CA (March 22, 2023) — A child was killed and another person was injured in a wrong way crash on Wednesday morning. The accident occurred on the 60 Freeway near Crossroads Park in Industry at around 5:00 AM. According to the California Highway Patrol, an unidentified driver in a Hyundai sedan was traveling westbound when they collided with a semi truck.
Following the collision, the driver fled the scene and started driving eastbound in the westbound lane. They then crashed head-on into another vehicle, causing an accident that involved five separate vehicles. The second crash claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl and sent a second person to the hospital in unknown condition.
CHP is still investigating the accident. Following the crash, the suspect fled the scene on foot and has not yet been found. Those with potential information on the person responsible are urged to contact the CHP.
Starpoint Law Offers Condolences to Those Affected By This Horrible Wrong Way Crash
Our hearts go out to the victims of this crash and their families. The loss of a loved one to a preventable accident like this is devastating, and those responsible should be held accountable for their actions. We hope that the CHP is able to locate the negligent driver who fled the scene so that the family of the young victim is able to have closure and pursue justice.
Your Legal Options Following a Car Crash Fatality or Injury
Whether you lose a loved one in an accident or receive an injury, there are different ways you can pursue compensation. While money cannot replace the life of someone you love or fully heal some injuries, it is a chance for surviving family members or victims to hold the other driver accountable for their negligence.
If a loved one passes away as the result of a car crash, families may file a wrongful death claim. In this type of claim, families may seek a variety of damages, including:
- Funeral and burial expenses,
- Medical treatment costs prior to the victim’s death,
- Loss of future financial support,
- Loss of consortium, and
- Pain and suffering.
These are just a few of the ways in which losing a loved one impacts a family. While it is not a comprehensive list, it should give families a good idea of what their options are.
For those who are injured in an accident, you may file a personal injury claim instead. The damages for this range anywhere from medical treatment costs and vehicle repairs to compensation for reduced quality of life and lower earning capacity.
Have Questions? Our California Car Accident Attorneys Are Here to Help
Whether you were injured or lost a loved one in this accident or one similar, we want you to know that we are here for you. At Starpoint Law, our attorneys are committed to providing you with the best representation possible. This means working one-on-one with every client and ensuring that no stone is left unturned. To schedule a free consultation, please call us at 310-424-9971.