Westminster, CA (January 27, 2022) – On Tuesday morning, January 24, a serious accident was reported in Westminster that tragically killed one person.
According to officials, the accident occurred around midnight on the southbound I-405 Freeway at Springdale Street. The accident happened when two vehicles, entered each other’s paths and collided at full speed for unknown reasons. The impact of the crash severely damaged both of the involved vehicles.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene. Firefighters and paramedics quickly responded to the accident and worked to help the victims and tend to their injuries. Despite the paramedic’s efforts, at least one person sustained catastrophic injuries and died as a result of the accident. The police have not yet released the identity of the person that was killed in the accident. There is no information regarding whether anyone else was injured in the accident.
The accident closed lanes of the highway for some time as crews tended to the victims, conducted their investigation, and cleared the accident.
The police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash.
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.
Every day thousands of people are involved in accidents. It’s something that no one ever expects as they venture out for the day, but it is the sad reality for many that leaves a lasting impact on their lives. Accidents happen more frequently in California than in any other state. California has many densely populated regions with some of the most congested roadways. A whopping more than 27 million vehicles are registered in the state and flood California’s roads each day with traffic, causing long commutes and traffic jams.
Of the many accidents that happen each day, many sadly result in serious injuries or fatalities. Approximately 4,000 people die in traffic accidents each year in California, which has steadily increased over the years. Accidents largely occur due to drivers’ negligence, including texting while driving, speeding, or impaired driving. Reckless driving dramatically increases a driver’s risk of being in an accident and the chances of causing great harm to yourself or someone else.
When your loved one is killed in an accident caused by someone else a wrongful death claim can be filed on their behalf by their next of kin. Oftentimes the loss of a family member causes the surviving family to incur various expenses. These may include medical bills, funeral costs, and lost future earnings. A wrongful death suit can help pay for the bills and other financial pressures that are piling up, and allow you to grieve without the added stress of strained finances. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help you with 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 Westminster 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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