16-Year-Old Boy Killed in Los Angeles Vehicle Accident on 110 Freeway near Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California (April 7, 2020) – Authorities are investigating a Sunday night car crash that killed a boy and left three other persons injured in Los Angeles.
The fatal crash happened at around 9:08 p.m., on April 5, on southbound 110 Freeway, south of Wilshire Boulevard.
The police said a 2012 Ford Edge, driven by an 18-year-old person, was traveling in the No. 5 lane of southbound 110 Freeway when it veered off the roadway and struck a concrete wall. The Ford then collided with a 2006 Hyundai Azera that was also driving in lane No. 5.
The crash resulted in a chain reaction that involved a 2009 Nissan Versa, operated by a 59-year-old driver, in the No. 5 lane, and a 2000 Nissan Quest in the No. 4 lane.
A 16-year-old boy, who was in the Ford Edge, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Ford driver, the Nissan driver, and an 18-year-old female in the Ford sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident.
An investigation into the crash is underway.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary to clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
- If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle's hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.