Chatsworth, CA (February 9, 2023) – A fatal accident was reported in the Chatsworth area on Thursday morning that claimed one person’s life. Just after 6 a.m. on February 9, the Los Angeles Fire Department and police were notified of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Winnetka Avenue.
According to law enforcement, a dark-colored sedan was attempting to turn left while traveling in the 8900 block of Winnetka Avenue during the early morning hours when it collided head-on with a white sedan near the intersection of Nordhoff Street.
The impact of the crash caused the white sedan to fly off the roadway and overturn completely before coming to rest on its wheels in the yard of a nearby home.
A man became trapped inside the vehicle. Firefighters had to use power tools to remove the man, who was believed to be in his 20s. The man suffered from fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A second victim in the accident was treated for injuries.
At this time, the police are investigating the accident.
Fatal Car Accidents in California
Losing a loved one as a result of a motor vehicle accident can be incredibly challenging for surviving family members. Unfortunately, thousands of families are forced to deal with the untimely losses of loved ones in our state every year due to fatal car accidents. On average, more than ten people lose their lives in fatal crashes daily in our state.
After enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one, families are able to pursue legal action against the responsible party to seek financial compensation for funeral costs, lost earning capacity, the loss of consortium, and more. In order to prevail, families are required to prove that the negligence of the defendant was the cause of their loved one’s death. This is done by demonstrating that the defendant breached the duty of care that they were required to provide your loved one. You must then prove that the accident that caused the death of your loved one was caused by the breach and that you suffered damages.
To provide yourself with the best chance of seeking the maximum compensation for your losses and holding the negligent driver accountable, it is important that you retain the legal representation of a skilled Chatsworth wrongful death lawyer immediately.
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