Santa Monica, CA – One Killed, Nine Hurt in Car Crash on Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, CA (May 1, 2023) – The California Highway Patrol confirmed that one person has died as a result of a motor vehicle accident that took place on Saturday afternoon in the Santa Monica area.
The accident was reported at around 3:10 p.m. on April 29.
According to officials, an SUV was traveling north on Pacific Coast Highway. For reasons unknown, the vehicle attempted to turn left into the Santa Monica Beach parking lot number 4 North. As the vehicle turned, it was broadsided by a sedan.
Several people were injured as a result of the crash. Multiple EMS units responded to the scene of the crash to render aid to the victims. A total of 10 people were transported to UCLA Westwood for emergency medical care. Authorities confirmed that one of the victims passed away after arriving.
At this time, the incident is under investigation by CHP.
We hope all of the victims who suffered injuries as a result of this accident are able to recover quickly.
Our condolences go out to the family of the individual who lost their life in this crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in California
Automobile accidents in the state of California take the lives of nearly 4000 people annually. Many of these accidents are preventable. We see innocent people lose their lives due to crashes caused by negligent and reckless drivers. This is particularly true when the collisions involve a side impact, known as the T-bone collision.
There are several factors that lead to T-bone accidents taking place. Some of the leading include:
- Failure to stop or yield at a stop sign or red light
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Making an illegal turn or maneuver, such as a U-turn or left turn against a red light
- Speeding, especially through intersections
- Driver fatigue or inattention
- Inadequate signage or road markings at the intersection
- Distracted driving, such as using a cell phone or adjusting the radio while driving
- Poor visibility due to weather conditions or obstacles, such as parked cars or trees
Additionally, drivers may aggressively turn in front of other vehicles thinking that they have time to make it. These accidents can be incredibly devastating. Unfortunately, the force of the impact often causes vehicles to overturn.
Losing a loved one as a result of a fatal accident can be entirely overwhelming to deal with. If your loved one has died due to the careless and negligent actions of another driver sharing the road, a wrongful death lawyer in Santa Monica can help your family recover financially so you have the resources needed for funeral arrangements and other damages that you face.
At The Law Offices of John C. Ye, our Santa Monica car accident lawyers understand how challenging and devastating it can be for families to deal with the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. For this reason, our team is fully committed to providing all of the resources and legal assistance needed so that your family is able to protect your legal rights and justice.
Our lawyers are fully committed to providing top-notch legal services for every client we represent. To get started on your case, contact our California personal injury law firm at 866-771-9467 to schedule a free consultation.
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