Shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, two men were killed in a chain reaction crash on the 605 Freeway in Whittier. The five-car accident was triggered by a disabled vehicle on the southbound side of the freeway near Whittier Boulevard; the driver left it there after crashing into the center divider. Three motorists collided behind the disabled vehicle and another swerved to avoid the accident. Two of the male drivers involved in the pile-up suffered fatal trauma. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“Families who lose loved ones in motor vehicle collisions may file wrongful death claims against the at-fault drivers in order to obtain compensation for their losses,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Motor vehicle traffic accidents claimed the lives of 32,367 people in the United States in 2011, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This was the lowest number of deaths recorded since 1949, when 30,246 people lost their lives in traffic accidents, and represented a 1.9 percent decline in traffic deaths from 2010.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the two men who were killed in the chain reaction crash on the 605 Freeway.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Whittier collision.
Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on the process of pursuing a wrongful death claim, are available to the public free of charge through our office.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California car accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.
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