Felipe Cobian Killed in Baldwin Park Car Crash on 10 Freeway near Francisquito Avenue
Baldwin Park, California (February 20, 2020) – The California Highway Patrol is investigating a three-vehicle accident that killed one person Wednesday morning and left several others severly injured in Baldwin Park.
At about 4:00 a.m., February 19, the police responded to a multi-vehicle crash on the westbound 10 Freeway, west of Francisquito Avenue.
A 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV, operated by Ana Guillen, 57, of West Covina, was driving in the No. 5 lane when it was sideswiped on the left rear by a 1993 Nissan pickup truck, driven by Felipe Cobian, 55, of Montclair.
As a result of the collision, the Nissan rotated and ended in a northerly direction, straddling the middle lanes.
Luis Uribe, 37, of Covina, who was driving a 2018 Honda Accord, tried to dodge the Nissan only to ended up striking into the right front side of the Nissan. It was not clear if Cobian was still inside the car in the second collision, the CHP said.
Cobian was declared dead at the scene while Uribe was hospitalized with a fractured back.
Guillen, who was not hurt, was transported to a hospital for a mental health evaluation and was later arrested on suspicion of DUI.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the CHP Baldwin Park Area office at 626-338-1164.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as 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.