Anaheim, CA (May 14, 2023) – On Sunday morning, a vehicle overturned on the 10 Freeway between Anaheim and Palm Springs, killing three members of the same family.
Several other victims also suffered injuries as a result of the accident. According to Jason Montez of the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Sunday morning at about 7:30 a.m. on Interstate 10 near Haugen Lehmann Way.
According to Montez, a black Tesla was riding alongside a red Chevy Suburban on the eastbound 10 Freeway when the driver of the Suburban swerved into oncoming traffic. The latter skidded out of control when the Tesla’s front left side collided with the Suburban’s rear right side. After the SUV collided with the barrier, Montez stated it flipped over.
Two individuals were ejected when the SUV initially crashed through the barrier, and both of them were declared deceased at the crash site. As the Suburban overturned, three more people were thrown out.
Montez said three members of the same family, all traveling from Anaheim, were killed: a 10-year-old, a 12-year-old, and a woman in her thirties.
Three other persons were critically injured and hospitalized, but officials estimate that up to 10 people total were hurt in the incident.
The roadway was closed into the late afternoon, though CHP troopers are still continuing their investigation. No further details were released.
Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the deceased victims. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families.
Nearly 3,600 deaths from more than 3,310 accidents were reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2018. Deaths in 2019 were 3,294 nationwide, with Texas having the highest total at 3,615. Statistics from the previous four years indicate that there were 3,606 fatal vehicle accidents in California in 2019. 2018 there were 3,798 cases, up from 3,836 in 2017 to 3,836 in 2016.
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