[04-07-2024] Los Angeles County, CA – One Person Killed, Another Severely Injured Following Single-Vehicle Crash Near Griffith Park

Published April 7, 2024

[04-07-2024] One Person Killed, Another Severely Injured Following Single-Vehicle Crash Near Griffith ParkOne person was killed, while another was severely injured following a single-vehicle crash near Griffith Park, Los Angeles, on Sunday morning, April 7, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal incident happened at about 5:25 a.m. on the roadway connecting the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway and the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway.

CHP officers said that a silver Honda smashed into a guardrail for still unknown reasons. Two persons were trapped inside the vehicle following the collision. CHP found the vehicle on the right shoulder of the freeway with significant damage.

One of the two persons involved was pronounced dead at the scene. Firefighters rescued the other from the wreckage and have been transported to a regional trauma center for severe injuries.

Information about the injured was not disclosed immediately.

The authorities are still gathering all the necessary information to determine the factors leading to the incident.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.