Sylmar, CA – One Killed, Two Hurt in Collision on Lopez Canyon Rd

February 21, 2023

Man holding steering wheel in car accident

Sylmar, CA (February 20, 2023) – On Saturday night, February 18, one person was killed and two others injured following a car accident in the Sylmar area. 

The fatal accident occurred at the 11900 block of Lopez Canyon Road at around 6:55 p.m. Two vehicles reportedly collided on the roadway, and emergency responders were dispatched to the scene. One person was pronounced dead. Two more were transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. 

The area was temporarily closed for several hours while paramedics were present. The identities of the involved parties have been withheld. 

An investigation into the cause of the crash is in the hands of local authorities. 

Deadly Auto Accidents in California

Sylmar, CA - One Killed, Two Hurt in Collision on Lopez Canyon RdIn terms of the overall area, California is not only the third-largest state in the union, but it is also the most populous, accounting for around 12% of the entire US population. In California, there were 57,466 reported car accidents by the police in 2021. There have been 24,710 accidents that the police have reported so far in 2022. A total of 3,786 people died in car accidents in the state as a whole in 2021. There were 19,152 fatalities and/or serious injuries from car accidents in California in 2021.

Wrongful death lawsuits may be able to provide some solace to people who have recently lost a loved one in an automobile accident. In a wrongful death lawsuit, the estate and the deceased person’s surviving relatives are compensated for the incident that killed their family member or loved one.  Damage claims for pain and suffering, loss of companionship, lost pay, and the expense of supporting the defendant while they were disabled are frequently granted in wrongful death cases. There are a lot of additional factors that might be awarded in these types of cases. 

We will all experience the loss of a loved one at some point in our life, but it can be particularly challenging when the loss occurs unexpectedly. You could never have imagined how drastically and profoundly your daily life would change when a family one dies in an unexpected vehicle accident. Supporting the survivors of your family financially and emotionally through this horrible period may prove challenging for you and your loved ones.

If a member of your family passed away as a result of someone else’s negligence, you and your family may be entitled to compensation. You can file a claim to have the negligent party pay for losses related to the fatal accident with the aid of a Sylmar wrongful death attorney. Consult a lawyer at Wilshire Law Firm if you are going through a similar situation to see whether you are entitled to compensation. If there has been a wrongful death in the family, call 800-358-1884 to speak with a lawyer about how we might be able to help with your recovery.