Lake Balboa, CA (August 6, 2022) – On Thursday night, August 4, a multi-vehicle crash was reported in Lake Balboa that critically injured one person and injured three others.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the accident occurred around 11 p.m. in the 17700 block of W Vanowen Street. Witnesses said that an SUV was allegedly speeding at about 100 mph and lost control. The SUV struck several vehicles. A business and utility pole were struck in the accident as well.
The accident caused the area to be shut down as crews cleaned up the debris and wreckage. The LA Department of Water and Power was also called to the scene to stop water that was flowing from the business as a result of the crash.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
One person was trapped in their vehicle after the crash and required extrication by emergency responders. This person was transported to the hospital for further treatment of their critical injuries. Three other people suffered injuries and were treated by paramedics at the scene.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for the full recovery of all involved.
California is home to some of the busiest and most dangerous roadways in the country. Accidents happen for many reasons, but reckless and negligent driving is often at the top of the list of main causes of accidents. In California, drivers often speed and break other traffic rules to decrease their commute times or for various other reasons. Negligent driving can also include, distracted driving, texting while driving, impaired driving, speeding, drivers who fall asleep behind the wheel, or simply drivers who fail to abide by traffic rules, such as stopping at traffic lights and stop signs or failing to yield. When drivers are engaging in negligent and risky behaviors, the chances of an accident increase dramatically.
An accident causes significant disruptions to your normal life, including new financial worries. Especially if you’re injured in this accident, you may be worried about who will pay for your medical care, expenses, and lost wages if you can’t work for a period of time.
If you were in an accident caused by someone else’s careless or reckless behaviors, it’s important to hold the at-fault person responsible for their actions. The negligent party may be required to help pay for your medical bills including any future medical expenses related to your injuries, pain, suffering, lost wages, vehicle repair or replacement, and other non-economic damages you’ve suffered.
If you or a family member were in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence you should speak to an experienced car accident lawyer right away, who can walk you through the process of what is to come and help you understand your rights and what compensation you may be entitled to for your suffering. Contact a Lake Balboa car accident 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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