Irvine, CA (August 16, 2022) – On Saturday morning, August 13, a serious multi-vehicle accident was reported in Irvine that tragically killed one person.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. on the northbound freeway at Jeffrey Road. At least three cars were involved in the accident when one car entered the freeway and collided with another and then was propelled into a third vehicle.

Emergency personnel was called to the scene. Firefighters and paramedics quickly responded to the accident and worked to help people from their vehicles and tend to injuries. One person suffered serious, life-threatening injuries. This person sadly died as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the person killed has not been released at this time.

There is no other information at this time about the injuries of the occupants of the other vehicles involved in the crash.

The accident caused much damage to the involved vehicles and the area had delays as crews tended to the victims and cleared the accident. The northbound freeway was closed at Sand Canyon Avenue for many hours due to the CHP investigation.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim 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.

Fatal Car Accidents in California

Los Angeles and the surrounding areas are some of the busiest and most dangerous metropolitans in the country. Californians have long commutes on the congested roadways. Further adding to the dangerous commute, many motorists speed in California and break other traffic laws, to avoid being stuck in the backlog of commuters. In 2018, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that more than 3,500 people were killed in fatal car accidents in California. This number has increased each year, even throughout the covid-19 pandemic. There are many reasons for accidents to happen in California, including texting while driving, speeding, impaired driving, or simply failing to yield or stop at traffic lights and stop signs. Research indicates that more than one-third of all road fatalities in the US are caused by reckless driving.

Tragically and unexpectedly losing a loved one is never an easy thing to deal with and can be very overwhelming, and full of emotions. The last thing you want to think about when mourning a loved one’s passing is legal and insurance matters. But these are necessary things that need to be dealt with. When someone you love is killed by someone else’s action you can file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. There are quick deadlines to get this process started after your loved one’s passing. A compassionate wrongful death attorney can help you handle these important matters.

If someone you love was killed in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, it’s important to hold that person responsible for their actions. When you lose a loved one, no amount of money could replace their place in your life. However, filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can bring justice and closure for your deceased family member’s passing and help ease the stress of any financial burdens caused by their death.

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 an Irvine 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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