The Los Angeles Daily News reported that a “multiple-vehicle crash shut down the northbound 405 Freeway in Westwood, and five people were injured.” The crash occurred very early in the morning at about 12:40 am, on January 15, 2018. Quick to respond, by 12:50 am, police shut down all northbound lanes and diverted traffic off the freeway.
According to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Amy Bastman, four vehicles were involved in the Los Angeles car accident and five people ended up being taken to hospitals. Two of the car accident injury victims, a 40-year-old woman and a 39-year-old woman, were in critical condition. Three of the men involved in the crash — ages 18, 20 and 40 — were listed in serious condition. Currently, there are no details as to what caused the multi-car accident in Los Angeles.
A car crash like this can be life-changing. When a crash involves several cars, with several injured victims, there will be an investigation as to the cause of the accident. Sorting through the details of this type of late night accident can be complicated. Because multiple cars were involved, it can be difficult determining who is responsible for the crash, and to what extent. It will require sorting through the details of the investigation to determine which driver, or drivers, may be liable to the others for their personal injuries.
Those injured in this very serious Los Angeles freeway accident will need help obtaining medical care, as well as a financial recovery for their injuries and damages, including reimbursement of the expenses they incur in connection with the accident. They can get this help and recovery by filing a personal injury claim against the person who caused the accident. A Los Angeles personal injury lawyer who has experience with sorting through a complicated accident such as this can help the victims get the care and compensation they need.
If you or anyone you care about has been involved in a car accident, please contact Walch Law. We have successfully resolved thousands of complicated car accident injury cases and other serious personal injury cases for over 40 years and we would like to help you. Reach out to Walch Law today!