Los Angeles, CA – Two Killed in Crash with Semi-Truck on I-5

February 19, 2023

Man holding steering wheel in car accident

Los Angeles, CA (February 18, 2023) – On Friday, February 18, two people were killed following a crash involving a semi-truck in Los Angeles. 

The fatal accident took place on Interstate 5 SB at around 5 a.m. near the 170 Freeway interchange. It was reported that a tractor-trailer crashed into a white van that was stalled on the interstate, and the impact caused one of the vehicles to catch fire. 

Two people were killed in the crash, and the identities of the deceased parties have been withheld. No further information has been provided at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is in progress. 

Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents in California

Los Angeles, CA - Two Killed in Crash with Semi-Truck on I-5According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.35 million people are killed worldwide every year as a result of collisions involving trucks, cars, and other motor vehicles. Automobile accidents are the leading cause of non-natural death for Americans, both domestically and internationally, according to the CDC. Despite the possibility of serious injuries in any motor vehicle collision, truck collisions have a disproportionately high risk of fatality.

For individuals who have just lost a loved one in a car accident, wrongful death lawsuits might be able to offer some sort of comfort. A wrongful death claim seeks compensation for the estate and the deceased person’s remaining family members. Demands for compensation for pain and suffering, loss of companionship, lost wages, and the cost of providing support while the defendant was incapacitated are common damages awarded in wrongful death litigation. There are many other elements that could come into play in your case as well.

We will all lose a loved one at some point in our lives, but it is especially difficult to handle when that person dies before their time. When a family member is killed in an unexpected car accident, you could never have predicted how drastically and profoundly your everyday life would alter. It may prove to be difficult for you and those close to you to support the survivors of your family financially and emotionally during this terrible time.

We understand that you will experience a range of emotions following the loss of a loved one. If a member of your family was killed in a fatal trucking accident, a Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer can assist you in bringing a claim against the responsible party. The attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm are experienced in assisting the surviving family members with their financial recovery, and we can assist you in doing the same when a family one has passed away. To learn more about how we might be able to assist you in recovering financially following the loss of a loved one, contact an attorney at 800-358-1884.