Malibu, CA (September 7, 2022) – On Sunday evening, September 4, a serious accident was reported in Malibu that killed one person.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred around 4:35 p.m. on Highway 1. The police indicated that a vehicle was traveling on Highway 1 when it collided with another vehicle traveling in the other direction.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene. Firefighters and paramedics quickly responded to the accident and worked to help the injured. Upon impact, one of the occupants sustained severe, life-threatening injuries. This person sadly died as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident and was later pronounced dead. The identity of the person killed has not been released at this time.
There is no other information at this time about the injuries of the occupants of the other vehicles involved in the crash.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and the events leading up to the impact. The collision caused significant backups in the area as all lanes in both directions of Highway 1 were closed between Civic Center Way and Malibu Canyon, as well as all northbound lanes on Malibu Canyon Road from Civic Center Way to Highway 1.
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 anyone else injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
In 2018, more than 3,500 people were killed in fatal car accidents in California, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Each year since then, the number of serious and fatal traffic accidents has unfortunately increased, even during the pandemic. In 2022, there were already over 1,000 deaths related to car accidents in just the first three months.
Accidents happen for many reasons, but most often due to some form of reckless or negligent driving, such as texting while driving, speeding, impaired driving, or simply failing to yield or stop at traffic lights and stop signs. More than one-third of all road fatalities in the US are caused by reckless driving. On congested Californian roadways, it is especially important for drivers to exercise caution when commuting, however, that is often the opposite of what happens in reality. When roads are backed up drivers get impatient and speed or cut corners to get out of traffic and reach their destinations. Those decisions to engage in risky behavior have consequences though and people’s lives can be permanently impacted. When a reckless driver causes an accident, they are liable for the damage that they have caused by their actions.
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to experience in life, especially when your loved one’s passing is unexpected. When you’re grieving, even the smallest day-to-day tasks can feel insurmountable to handle. The last thing you want to think about is complicated legal and insurance matters. However, when someone you love has been killed by someone else’s actions, you can file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. Contacting a trusted wrongful death attorney can help with these important matters that need to be handled.
When someone is killed in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, it’s important to hold that person responsible for their actions. No amount of money could replace their presence in your life; however, filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can bring justice and closure to your deceased family member’s passing.
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 Malibu 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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