Eight people were injured in a Van Nuys car accident involving multiple vehicles and a pedestrian. According to a KTLA news report, surveillance video shows two vehicles entering an intersection at a high rate of speed, with one of them swerving and hitting a pedestrian who had been crossing the street. The serious crash resulted in a series of injuries.
The collision caused a chain reaction that involved two other stopped vehicles on the night of June 21, in the 7400 block of North Van Nuys Boulevard. Firefighters arrived at the scene and rescued several people who were trapped in the wreckage. Six adults were taken to local hospitals. Five of those injured were listed in moderate condition while one was said to be in fair condition.
Aerial video showed firefighters working to pull a driver out of a badly damaged red SUV that had its driver’s side door and hood crushed. A white sedan nearby also seemed damaged with its hood caved in. No arrests or citations were reported. Officials are still looking into what caused this injury collision.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been injured in this car crash. We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Causes and Compensation Issues
Based on this news report, it is still unclear as to who or what caused this horrific crash. There are a number of unanswered questions here. Which one of the vehicles triggered this chain-reaction crash? Was speed a factor in this car accident? Did one or more vehicles run a red light or fail to yield the right of way? Did alcohol or drugs play a part? We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
In such cases, it would be in the best interest of the victims to get prompt medical attention. It is important to file a police report and make sure your account of what happened is in the report. You can get a copy of the report for your files in a few days from the responding police department. It is also a good idea to gather as much evidence as possible from the scene of the accident including photos and video, as well as contact information for eyewitnesses.
Injured victims in such cases may be able to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, and pain and suffering. Victims and their families would also be well advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer who will stay on top of the official investigation and help ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected.