The collision occurred last Tuesday at around 8:25 p.m. at 405 Freeway just north of Santa Monica Boulevard and shut down all south bound lanes which made the freeway looks like a huge parking lot for all the motorists passing by the area.
No other injured people were reported apart from the woman who died. The victim’s identity has not been released. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
Officer Patrick Kimbal of the CHP described the woman as a 56-year-old black. However, it was not yet determined which of the three cars she was in. Authorities reopened the freeway at around 1:00 a.m.
No matter how careful a motorist drives, vehicle accidents may still happen due to negligence or reckless driving of another motorist. But the chance of being injured or killed in an accident could be reduced if a driver uses the seatbelt of his vehicle and that airbags are installed. And also by following traffic rules and regulations, the risk of fatal accidents could be avoided.
During such accidents, an immediate action is needed most especially if a victim has all the rights to file a compensation claim from the parties liable for the accident. The woman’s family must make sure that they get the right accident lawyers in Los Angeles or Los Angeles wrongful death lawyers who will never leave them hanging once the investigation found out that the woman died due to another driver’s negligence or reckless driving.