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Three Injuries and One Fatality Reported In Wrong-Way Collision

Three Injuries and One Fatality Reported In Wrong-Way Collision

East Hollywood, CA – On the early morning of Monday, May 8, 2023, a tragic accident occurred on the 101 Freeway in East Hollywood. At approximately 4 a.m., a red Prius was observed traveling at approximately 80 mph in the wrong direction on the southbound side of the highway near the Santa Monica Boulevard exit. The California Highway Patrol reported that the vehicle sideswiped a sedan before crashing into a pickup truck, causing both cars to burst into flames.

The suspected wrong-way driver was declared dead at the scene of the accident, while one person was taken to the hospital and two others suffered minor, non-life-threatening injuries.

Car Accidents 

There are over six million car accidents that occur across the United States each year. In any multi-vehicle car accident, it is critical for those injured and their families to perform an independent legal investigation and preserve evidence. This includes reviewing:

  • Driver accident history
  • Police accident report
  • Vehicle accident history
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol
  • Phone and texting records of the driver
  • Any video evidence of the crash
  • Evaluation if pavement markings are clear and up to code
  • Evaluation is road signage is clear and up to code
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident
  • Inspection of the road conditions
  • Vehicle blind spots
  • Driving records
  • Accident history on the 101 Freeway

Car Accident Attorneys 

At The Barnes Firm, our experienced and highly trained car accident attorneys have helped many clients injured in car accidents get the best result possible and have found some common causes of car accidents include:

  • Texting and driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Inexperienced driving
  • Fatigue
  • Alcohol or drug involvement

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact an experienced car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm today. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.

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