An El Monte car accident today has resulted in the death of at least two people. According to the Los Angeles Times, an unknown number of other people were trapped in their cars after the El Monte accident on the 60 freeway. The freeway accident occurred on the 60 freeway, eastbound, where it interchanges with the 605 freeway.
According to the California Highway Patrol, three or more lanes of the 60 freeway eastbound were blocked off due to the El Monte car accident. This resulted in a large traffic backup for commuters. The interchange from the 605 south to the 60 east also became blocked due to this multi-vehicle freeway accident.
Official details on the cause of this car accident in El Monte are still pending. The California Highway Patrol would only release the fact that two people had been confirmed dead.
When more details as to the cause of this crash are revealed, the families of the deceased may be able to pursue an El Monte wrongful death claim against any responsible parties. As of now, it is unknown if other parties caused the deaths of these wrongful death victims. If another car is determined to be at fault, that driver's insurance company may be responsible for wrongful death damages, to the heirs of the deceased.
California wrongful death cases can be very complicated and the families of the victims should contact an El Monte wrongful death lawyer right away.
Our wrongful death attorneys handle wrongful death claims in El Monte and throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims of this tragic car accident.
We offer free consultations to the families of any California wrongful death victims. Our personal injury attorneys have been handling wrongful death claims for over 30 years. When we take on a wrongful death case, there is no fee unless we win.