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Van Nuys Head-On Collision Causes Fatalities and Injuries

Van Nuys Head-On Collision Causes Fatalities and Injuries

Van Nuys, CA – A tragic incident occurred in Van Nuys on Thursday, June 29, 2023, resulting in the loss of a woman and a young child’s lives. The collision, which took place on Woodley Avenue between Victory and Burbank boulevards around 9 p.m., involved two cars. According to investigators, a white Honda Accord traveling northbound on Woodley Avenue veered into the southbound lanes, leading to a head-on collision with a Honda Civic. Sadly, a woman in her 60s, who was a passenger in the Civic, was declared dead at the scene. Additionally, a child approximately 5 years old, who was properly secured in a car seat, was initially taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition but was later pronounced dead.

The other occupants involved in the crash were also transported to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. Two individuals from the Accord were among those hospitalized, with the driver reported to be in critical condition. As of now, authorities have not provided further information regarding the circumstances that led to this tragic accident.

Car Accidents 

Unfortunately, head-on collisions account for 10% of fatal car accidents each year. In this horrible accident, the injured victims and their families should have an independent legal investigation performed to 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 at this intersection
  • Timing of traffic signals

Car Accident Attorneys 

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in car accidents get the best result possible. While handling various accident cases, our attorneys have gained experience that has helped them identify some of the most common causes of car accidents:

  • 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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