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Westminster, CA – Fatality Reported in Crash at I-405N & SR-22 W

Westminster, CA (January 25, 2022) – On Sunday afternoon, January 22, a serious crash was reported in Westminster that resulted in at least one person’s tragic death.

According to California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. at the I-405 North and State Route 22 West interchange. The accident occurred when a vehicle entered the freeway and collided with at least one other vehicle for reasons that are not known at this time. The collision caused major damage to the vehicles.

Emergency personnel was called to the scene, where they found people severely injured. Firefighters helped the people from their vehicles. Paramedics treated all those who were injured at the scene. Despite paramedics’ life-saving efforts, at least one person died as a result of the accident. It is not clear how many people died in the accident. The name of the deceased individual has not been released at this time pending notification of their next of kin. There is no information regarding how many additional people suffered injuries in the accident and if any were transferred to the hospital for emergency medical care.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and the events leading up to the collision. The accident caused back-ups in the area for a time as crews tended to the victims and cleared the accident.

We offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Our thoughts are also with any other people injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in California

Every day hundreds of accidents occur in California and the number is increasing steadily. Nearly 750 accidents occur each day and more than 400,000 crashes occur each year. California has more registered vehicles than any other state in the country and is one of the most dangerous metropolitans to drive in. These accidents frequently result in very serious injuries and often death. Almost 4,000 people die in traffic-related accidents each year in California. This is too many people who are impacted by the life-long repercussions of a serious car accident. Victims’ families are left grappling with grief and shock.

A wrongful death suit is a claim in civil court against another party for causing a person’s death. There are specific rules regarding who can file the claim on behalf of the deceased individual, but usually, it is a close relative or executor of an estate that files the claim. There are two requirements that you must prove to successfully pursue a wrongful death lawsuit in California, which are:

  1. You must prove that the negligent, reckless, or intentional act of another person caused the death of your loved one.
  2. There must be quantifiable damages that were caused by your loved one’s death.

If you can prove the above two items, you may be eligible to recover compensation. The attorneys at Russell & Lazarus APC can evaluate the circumstances of your loved one’s passing and advise if you have a claim. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal 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. 

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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