A tragic Calabasas car accident on the 101 freeway, near the Las Virgenes exit, has left a 9 year old girl dead and her mother critically injured with burn injuries. Dramatic video from the scene of the Calabasas accident, wherein bystanders are trying to help the mother after rescuing her from the vehicle, can be seen here courtesy of CBS News.
The Calabasas freeway accident happened Saturday morning at about 8:30am on the southbound lanes of the 101 freeway. The car apparently lost control and hit the center divider and a tanker truck. As a result, the car rolled over and became engulfed in flames. While the mother was able to exit the car with severe burn injuries, she was not able to save her 9 year old daughter, who died in the accident in Calabasas.
Gilani Taylor, the severely injured driver, was first transported by air to UCLA Medical Center and then taken to the burn center at the County USC Medical Center. Taylor had burns over 80% of her body as a result of the freeway accident in Calabasas. California Highway Patrol investigators will have to determine what caused the 1995 Chrysler to go out of control and burst into flames.
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