Norwalk, CA (August 23, 2022) – On Saturday evening, August 20, a serious accident was reported in Norwalk that killed one person.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on the 605 Freeway north of Alondra Boulevard. The police indicated that a sedan was traveling on the 605 Freeway when it collided head-on with a truck 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 drivers went through the windshield of their vehicle and sustained severe, life-threatening injuries. This person sadly died as a result of their injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the person killed has not been released at this time.
There is no other information concerning the injuries of the occupants of the other vehicles involved in the crash.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.
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 the number of serious and fatal traffic accidents has 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. Sometimes, poor road conditions and dim lighting on the roadways in the early mornings and late at night, and drivers not exercising extra caution during these times, causes accidents to happen. More than one-third of all road fatalities in the US are caused by reckless driving.
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to experience in life, especially when your loved one’s passing comes unexpectedly and tragically. 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. There are strict filing deadlines that you don’t want to miss.
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 place 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 Norwalk 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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