Shortly after 3:40 a.m. on Monday, April 1, two people were killed in a collision with a semi on the 118 Freeway in Granada Hills. While traveling on the westbound side of the freeway, a motorist rear-ended a semi near White Oak Avenue and then collided with another vehicle. The motorist’s vehicle burst into flames after the second impact, killing both occupants. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a family loses a loved one to a collision, they may hold the negligent party liable for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim,” explained California truck accident attorney James Ballidis.
In 2010, 72,010 people lost their lives or were injured in traffic accidents that occurred in Los Angeles County, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Large trucks were involved in 47 of the fatal and 1,535 of the injury crashes that occurred in the county that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the two people who were killed in the collision with the semi.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Granada Hills crash.
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