One person died and two people were injured in a crash that took place at around 2:45 a.m on April 10 in Sherman Oaks. Authorities say that a Honda lost control while traveling west on Freeway 101 near Woodman Avenue, hit a wall and then collided with two other vehicles. The deceased was a male who was pronounced dead at the scene.
One of the victims was a woman who was taken to the hospital, but no further details were given about her condition. Another person was injured, but was not immediately taken to the hospital for observation or treatment. Two of the vehicles had severely damaged front ends and were tangled together at the scene according to authorities. The crash caused the westbound lane of the highway to be closed until 7 a.m., and police were investigating the cause of the accident at the time of the initial report.
In a car crash, an vehicle occupant may suffer serious injuries that could take months or years to recover from. Broken bones, burns or head injuries may require extensive and expensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, and the victim's financial condition is often worsened due to an inability to return to gainful employment.
A person who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident may want to retain the services of an attorney in order to determine the party or parties that should be held financially responsible for these and other losses. Legal counsel will review the official police investigation report, eyewitness testimony and other available evidence in order to determine the cause of the accident. It could have been attributed to an impaired or distracted driver, poor road design or a defective vehicle part.