Lost Hills, CA (November 8, 2022) – On Saturday afternoon, November 5, a crash was reported in Lost Hills that killed one person.
According to California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 4 p.m. on the Interstate 5 freeway, near Lost Hills. The accident occurred when two cars crashed into each other in the southbound lanes of the I-5. As a result of the impact, one vehicle, a Chevy Tahoe, rolled several times before ultimately coming to a rest upside down on its roof. The Chevy was extremely damaged as a result. There is no information at this time regarding the other vehicle in the crash and the extent of its damage.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene. Paramedics treated the occupants of the vehicles at the accident scene. Despite paramedics’ life-saving measures, one person sadly died due to the injuries sustained in the collision. The name of the deceased individual has not been released at this time pending notification of their next of kin. There is no information regarding the other people in the accident and the extent of their injuries.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and the events leading up to the impact. The accident caused the area to be shut down for many hours as crews tended to the victims and cleared the accident.
We offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Our thoughts are also with anyone else injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Rollover crashes are some of the most dangerous types of accidents that can occur. They are the leading cause of death in SUV collisions and the second leading cause of death in collisions with sedans. Especially when a rollover accident occurs on a freeway at high speeds, the overturning of the vehicle and the way that the frame of the vehicle can become smashed and mangled, creates a serious accident that wreaks havoc on the occupants of the vehicles involved. If a vehicle is in a rollover accident, its passengers often suffer severe head trauma, concussions, broken bones, back and neck injuries, organ damage, severe cuts, lost limbs, paralysis, or death.
Accidents happen every day in California. There are many reasons why they happen, but the overwhelming majority occur due to reckless or negligent driving. This includes distracted driving, texting while driving, speeding, impaired driving, or failing to yield or stop at traffic lights and stop signs. Research indicates that more than one-third of all road fatalities in the US are caused by reckless driving. Rollover crashes in particular can also be caused by:
Losing a loved one is never easy to deal with. In the aftermath of losing a loved one, the deceased’s next of kin may file a wrongful death claim. An experienced and compassionate attorney can help you handle legal issues and burdens.
If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal accident, speak with a legal advocate you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Lost Hills 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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