Two men and a woman died early morning on July 13, 2014 in a car accident after the vehicle in which they were traveling went off the side of the 60 Freeway in the City of Industry and landed in a construction site.
According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the crash occurred at a construction site near the 60 Freeway at Crossroads Parkway.
California Highway Patrol officials said a while Kia Soul was traveling west on the 60 Freeway when it
veered to the right of the road and crossed over the freeway’s onramp and off-ramp.
The vehicle left the roadway, went airborne and ended up in a construction site, officials said. The three people in the Kia, who were all in their 20s, died from their injuries.
Officials say the vehicle did not crash into any of the equipment at the construction site, but hit the ground near the tree line, which separates the freeway from the open construction site. The cause of this fatal crash is still ongoing.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members of those who were killed in this car accident. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Los Angeles Car Accident Statistics
There were two fatalities and 222 injuries reported as a result of car accidents in the city of Industry, according to CHP’s 2011 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS).
In Los Angeles County as a whole, 513 people died and 50,476 were injured due to traffic accidents during the same year.
What Caused This Crash?
Based on this news report, it appears that the vehicle went off the roadway and into the construction site. There are still several unanswered questions here.
What caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle? Was there a vehicle defect or mechanical malfunction in the car that may have caused or contributed to this accident? Was there some debris or equipment from the construction site that the car struck before going out of control? Were any other vehicles involved in this collision?
These are just some of the questions that must be asked and answered in order to determine precisely who or what caused this crash.
Fault and Liability
If it is determined that the accident occurred due to the construction company’s fault, that company could be held liable for the incident. If a dangerous condition on the roadway caused the accident, the governmental agency responsible for maintaining the roadway can also be held liable.
If an auto defect caused this fatal crash, the automaker or manufacturer of the defective part could also be held accountable.
An experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will be able to guide victims and their families through what can be a complex legal process and ensure that they are fairly and fully compensated for all their losses.