One man suffered critical injuries in a Los Angeles car accident after the vehicle he was driving flew off an overpass into palm trees and burst into flames. According to a KABC news report, the horrific crash was reported the night of Jan. 21 near the Sixth Street exit. Video from the scene showed the Mercedes Benz fly off the Sixth Street overpass and into the palm trees, and then burst into flames as California Highway Patrol officers rushed in to try and pull the driver from the burning, crashed vehicle.
Firefighters arrived on the scene and quickly freed the man, and rushed him to a hospital in critical condition with burn injuries and other undisclosed injuries. Many people who saw the crash rushed to help the driver. One man said the driver was trapped and so, he called 911 to see if they could rescue the victim. CHP officials said the driver was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. Officials are still looking into what caused the crash. The investigation is ongoing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured victim of this crash. We wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
What Caused This Crash?
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver lost control of the vehicle, which flew off the roadway, crashed and burst into flames. There are a number of unanswered questions here. What caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle? Was he traveling at an excessive rate of speed? Was there a vehicle defect or mechanical malfunction in the vehicle, which could have caused him to lose control? Was there some type of dangerous or defective roadway condition that caused the accident? Were any other vehicles involved in the incident?
We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely who or what caused this crash. In such cases, injured victims would be well advised to retain the counsel of an experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer who will stay on top of the official investigation and make sure that their legal rights and best interests are protected.