Shortly before 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2014, Salma Hayek’s brother, 40-year-old Sami Hayek, was involved in a fatal crash in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles, reported the Los Angeles Times.
While traveling eastbound on Sunset Boulevard in a 2006 Ford GT, Hayek lost control of the vehicle, veered into westbound lanes, and crashed into a 2011 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. His male passenger, a 43-year-old resident of Mexico, was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders transported Hayek and the driver of the truck, 20-year-old Alvin Gomez, to an area hospital to receive treatment for their injuries. Authorities are investigating the accident.
After six consecutive years of declining, motor vehicle crashes and deaths increased in 2012 on our nation’s roads and highways. We lost 33,561 people to collisions that year, 3.3 percent more than in 2011, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The California Office of Traffic Safety indicates that crash fatalities in the state increased 2.6 percent in California and decreased slightly in Los Angeles, from 568 in 2010 to 542 in 2011.
As a personal injury law firm, we know how devastating the sudden loss of a loved one to a traffic accident can be and would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who was killed in this crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to Sami Hayek and Alvin Gomez.