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2 Killed, 3 Injured In Possible Street Race

Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook

A possible street racing accident in California resulted in the death of two people on Aug. 22. The two-vehicle crash happened in the Sylmar neighborhood of Los Angeles underneath the 5 Freeway on San Fernando Road. At about 8 p.m., a small two-seat black car that was traveling southbound collided head-on with a silver minivan.

According to witnesses, the black car may have been involved in a race with a different silver vehicle before the car crash. After an initial investigation, an LAPD sergeant at the scene said that he suspected the black car was operating at excessive speeds when the driver lost control and caused the accident.

As a result of the crash, the small black car sustained extensive damage. Two occupants of the black car were killed, and one other occupant suffered critical injuries. Emergency response personnel had to free the one surviving occupant of the black car by using the Jaws of Life. Two people in the minivan suffered moderate injuries. According to a resident who lives nearby, drivers frequently speed down the road where the crash occurred.

Depending on the extent of their injuries, a car accident victim may experience anything from a temporary interruption in their lives to a permanent loss of their ability to perform daily tasks. A lawyer may be able to assess a car accident victim's medical records to determine an estimate for the total financial cost of their injuries. With this information, the lawyer may help the victim seek compensation from the liable party by assisting in the filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Source: NBC Los Angeles, "2 Dead, 3 Injured in Sylmar Crash", Kate Larsen, August 23, 2014

Source: NBC Los Angeles, "2 Dead, 3 Injured in Sylmar Crash", Kate Larsen, August 23, 2014