Westminster, CA (December 27, 2022) – On Sunday morning, December 25, a crash was reported in Westminster that tragically killed one person.
According to California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 8:20 a.m. at the interchange of 15N and Beach Boulevard. The accident occurred when a vehicle entered the northbound freeway, and at the same time, another vehicle merged and collided with the first vehicle at full speed. The impact caused major damage to the vehicles.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene, where they found people were severely injured. Firefighters helped the people from their vehicles. Paramedics treated all those who were injured at the scene. Despite paramedics’ life-saving measures, one person sadly passed away as a result of the injuries they sustained in the accident. The name of the deceased individual has not been released at this time, pending notification of their next of kin. It is not clear at this time how many additional people suffered injuries in the accident and if any were rushed to the hospital for emergency medical care.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and the events leading up to the impact. The accident caused police to shut down both the area for a time as crews tended to the victims and cleared the accident.
We offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Our thoughts are also with the other people injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Every day many accidents happen in California. More than 400,000 vehicle crashes occur each year in the Golden State. Southern California, in particular, is one of the busiest and most dangerous metropolitans in the state and country. More than 3,500 people die in traffic-related accidents each year in California. Traffic-related fatalities have increased steadily over the years, and 2022 is sadly going to be another record year. There are many reasons accidents happen in California. Research indicates that more than one-third of all road fatalities in the US are caused by reckless driving.
Crashes that occur on freeways are some of the most catastrophic types of accidents that can occur. As the car spins and rolls after a collision, it wreaks havoc on the occupants of the vehicles involved. The occupants can suffer severe head trauma, concussions, broken bones, back and neck injuries, severe cuts, and lost limbs. Victims may also become paralyzed or killed as a result.
Losing a loved one is never easy to deal with. When someone is killed by another person’s negligence, the next of kin may file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. In addition to losing their loved one, families often incur great financial losses as well, after losing a loved one, both immediately and in the future. These losses may include outstanding medical bills, funeral costs, and lost future earnings. An experienced wrongful death attorney can walk you through the process of filing a claim and help you recover compensation for your loss.
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.
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