Seal Beach, CA (February 20, 2022) – On Sunday morning, February 20, two people were killed in a fatal wrong-way car crash in Seal Beach.
According to local officials, the accident happened at 1:26 a.m. on I-405 around the area of I-605. Officials reported that a vehicle was headed north in the southbound lanes of traffic when it struck the first vehicle. A total of six vehicles became involved in the accident, which led to extensive damages to the involved vehicles. One of the vehicles overturned as a result.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Two people were tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to their traumatic injuries. One person, who was trapped in their vehicle for an hour before being rescued, was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital with severe injuries. Two other people received minor injuries but were not hospitalized.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
California sees more fatal car accidents every year than other states throughout the entire U.S. Thousands of people actually lose their lives in these horrific accidents every year in California. Though car accidents can take on many forms, many fatal collisions are rollovers. In just one recent year, it is estimated that approximately 2% of car accidents were rollovers. This may seem like a small percentage but it is imperative to note that many of these accidents lead to severe and even fatal results. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal collision, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Losing somebody close to you in a fatal crash can affect your life in a variety of ways. Because of this, you may need the skilled help of a Seal Beach car accident attorney on your side to assist you. Wrongful death claims are known for being incredibly traumatic and difficult to face on your own. You and your family may wonder what options you have as you move forward. If you have lost somebody close to you in a collision, you should speak with a compassionate Seal Beach wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
At Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, we are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal crash. We will stand by your side as you navigate the legal system for the first time. Our attorneys can help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects, including the following:
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, we are here to help you. Please do not hesitate to contact a Seal Beach wrongful death attorney at (888) 539-3154 for the help you deserve at this time.
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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