Los Angeles: One Killed, Two Injured in 405 Freeway Crash
Posted on Dec 20, 2013
On the morning of Friday, December 20, one person was killed and two were injured in crash on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles. The multiple-vehicle collision occurred in northbound lanes between Mulholland and Skirball Center drives. As authorities closed several lanes to investigate the accident, officials also had much of the southbound side of the freeway closed while they cleared a car fire, resulting in major traffic congestion near the Sepulveda Pass until at least 8 a.m., reported the Los Angeles Times.
Throughout Los Angeles County, 72,010 people were killed or injured in motor vehicle accidents that occurred in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS ranked Los Angeles 15th out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. Statewide, the OTS recorded 2,720 traffic fatalities that year.
Under California law, those who have been injured or lost loved ones to traffic accidents have recourse through the civil justice system. For more information on the civil claims process, please call 866-981-5596 or click here to contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the person who was killed in the crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the two people who were injured.