La Habra, CA (December 16, 2022) – On Thursday afternoon, December 15, a serious head-on accident was reported in La Habra that tragically killed one person.
According to officials, the accident occurred late in the afternoon at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Kashlan Road in the La Habra Heights neighborhood of Orange County. According to California Highway Patrol, two vehicles of unknown make and model crossed into each other’s path in the intersection and collided head-on at full speed for reasons that are unknown at this time. The impact of the crash severely damaged both of the involved vehicles.
Emergency personnel was immediately called to the scene. Firefighters and paramedics quickly responded to the accident and worked to help the victims and tend to injuries. Despite the paramedic’s efforts, one person sustained catastrophic injuries and died at the scene of the accident. The police have not yet released the identity of the person that was killed in the accident. Police have not indicated whether the driver of the other vehicle was seriously injured.
The area was closed for many hours as crews tended to the victims, conducted their investigation, and cleared the accident.
The police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Our thoughts are also with any other person injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Southern California is one of the busiest places in the country and has some of the most dangerous roadways as a result. More than 3,500 people die in traffic accidents in California each year. Accidents may happen for many different reasons, however, over the years driver negligence has become a serious issue afflicting not only the Golden State but the country as well. In California, more than one-third of all traffic fatalities are caused by negligent drivers. Driver negligence may include texting while driving, speeding, or impaired driving. Reckless driving dramatically increases a driver’s risk of being in an accident and causing great harm to someone else.
When your loved one is killed by another person’s negligence a wrongful death claim can be filed on their behalf. Oftentimes the loss of a family member causes a significant financial burden to the surviving family members. Financial burdens incurred by the surviving family may include medical bills, funeral costs, and lost future earnings. While no amount of money could ever replace your loved one’s presence in your life, a wrongful death suit can help pay for the bills and other financial pressures that are piling up. An experienced wrongful death attorney can walk you through the process of filing a claim and help you handle these important matters.
If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal car accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a La Habra wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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