Porter Ranch, CA -One Killed, Nine Seriously Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Reseda Blvd

Porter Ranch, CA (October 24, 2022) – On Saturday evening, October 22, a serious accident was reported in Porter Ranch that tragically killed one person and injured nine others.

According to officials, the accident occurred around 5:50 p.m. on Reseda Boulevard in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles. According to police, the accident began when a Honda SUV was traveling south on Reseda Boulevard. For reasons that are still unknown, the Honda collided with two other vehicles, a Toyota SUV and a Volkswagen sedan, at 11001 Reseda Boulevard. The impact of the crash was so forceful that all three vehicles sustained major damage and caused traffic backups in the area.

Emergency personnel was called to the scene. Firefighters and paramedics quickly responded to the accident and worked to help the victims from the vehicles and tended to injuries. The force of the impact caused a 17-year-old boy in the Honda to sustain very severe injuries. Sadly, the 17-year-old boy died due to the injuries he sustained in the accident. His name has not been released at this time.

Nice other people, including children, were seriously injured in the accident. Six of the people are reported to be in critical condition, while the other three are listed in fair condition. Paramedics rushed all nine people to local hospitals for emergency medical treatment. The names of those injured have not been released at this time.

The accident delayed local traffic as crews tended to the victims, conducted their investigation, and cleared the accident. Both directions of Reseda Boulevard were closed between San Fernando Mission Boulevard and Chatsworth Street for some time.

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 with the other people injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in California

Southern California, especially Los Angeles, is one of the most populated regions in the nation and has some of the most congested roadways. Accidents happen every day and are something no one ever expects to happen to them. Accidents are statistically more likely to happen in places with lots of traffic. Therefore, big cities and urban areas see a higher percentage of crashes than rural areas. Accidents also happen more frequently during busier times of the day when more cars are commuting on the road. The morning and afternoon commuting times are more common times for accidents to occur.

When your loved one is killed by another person’s negligence a wrongful death claim can be filed against the person at fault. Two requirements need to be proven for pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit:

  1. Your loved one’s death was caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness
  2. You have suffered damages as a result of your loved one’s death

Oftentimes the loss of a close family member causes a great burden to the next of kin. These burdens may include medical bills, funeral costs, and lost future earnings of the deceased. Or they may be the mental and emotional distress of losing a loved one and the loss of companionship the family experiences. 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 and help you to be able to cope with the pain of losing a loved one. 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 Porter Ranch 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. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.

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