Los Angeles, CA – Man Ejected, Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash at I-405 & Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA (January 8, 2023) – A man has lost his life following a multivehicle accident that took place in West Los Angeles on Friday morning. At around 2 a.m. on January 6, the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a traffic crash that took place on the 405 freeway.
According to law enforcement, a multivehicle collision took place on 405 freeway in the area near the off-ramp for Santa Monica Boulevard.
The impact of the collision caused one person, a man in his 20s, to be ejected from his vehicle. He was then struck by at least one vehicle after being injected onto the road.
The man suffered fatal injuries in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating.
We offer our condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident.
Fatal Car Accidents in California
In 2021, more than 3800 people died as a result of traffic accidents that occurred in California. These incidents account for approximately 8.8% of total traffic deaths across the nation each year, we continue to see him dramatic increase in the number of people that die as a result of accidents in California and across the United States.
In many cases, innocent people die as a result of crashes that are caused by negligent motorists. Some common causes of fatal car crashes that we see here in California include:
- Distracted Driving: Distracted driving is the cause of roughly 10% of all fatal accidents in the country. Distractions can be anything that takes the attention of the driver off the road, including texting, eating, or talking to passengers.
- Speeding: Speeding is one of the most common factors in fatal car crashes. Speeding is the cause of nearly 25% of all traffic fatalities.
- Drunk Drivers: Over 30% of all traffic fatalities are caused by drivers who were impaired by drugs or alcohol. Even though this is highly illegal here in California, we continue to see a significant number of people die as a result of drivers who are impaired.
If your loved one died as a result of another driver's reckless or careless actions, your family should seek the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Los Angeles right away. You may be able to take legal action against the responsible party to recover compensation for your damages.
At The Law Offices of John C. Ye, our seasoned Los Angeles wrongful death lawyers will help you understand your case, fight for justice on your behalf, and ensure that you get the outcome that you deserve. If someone close to you has been taken by an auto accident, reach out to us at 866-771-9467 for more information or a free consultation today.
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