A woman died in a two-vehicle crash in Los Angeles early on the morning of Sunday, October 3. The fatal accident took place on the 10 Freeway near downtown LA and was reported to the authorities just after 5 a.m.
According to the details shared by the California Highway Patrol, one of the vehicles involved in the crash was disabled in a single-vehicle accident earlier. The disabled vehicle was stopped in the middle of the roadway. The driver of this vehicle abandoned it and fled the scene.
A second eastbound vehicle identified as a 2006 BMW failed to spot the disabled vehicle up ahead. The driver of the BMW didn’t swerve aside in time to avoid a collision. As a result, the BMW collided with the disabled car at a high rate of speed.
Two people were traveling in the BMW at the time of the collision. These included the driver, identified as a 51-year-old El Monte man. The passenger was identified only as a 37-year-old Baldwin Park woman.
The woman sustained fatal injuries in the wreck. The driver was only moderately injured. Both were rushed to the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center for emergency treatment. The woman succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The injured man remains under treatment.
According to CHP, other collisions also occurred following this two-vehicle crash in Los Angeles. However, it is not clear whether any injuries occurred in these subsequent collisions.
The eastbound freeway lanes were closed to traffic for several hours as on-site investigations continued. The roadway was closed at around 5:20 a.m. and reopened to traffic at around 8:50 a.m.
For California accidents like these, victims can recover compensation from an at-fault driver with the help of a California car accident attorney.