[04-19-2024] Los Angeles County, CA – Three People Injured Following Reckless Single-Vehicle Crash in Van Nuys

Published April 19, 2024

[04-19-2024] Three People Injured Following Reckless Single-Vehicle Crash in Van NuysThree people were injured following a reckless single-vehicle crash in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, late Friday evening, April 19, 2024.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the incident occurred at about 10:30 p.m. on Saticoy Street, east of Sepulveda Boulevard. 

Reports indicate that a vehicle was seen driving quickly before losing control and slamming through the outdoor seating area of a Subway. It struck a BMW sedan and overturned on top of four other vehicles.

Two teenagers and one other victim were transported to a hospital in critical condition. It is unclear if any others were injured.

A 15-year-old unlicensed and uninsured driver was identified in the initial police report. Drug paraphernalia was also uncovered near the scene. 

The authorities are currently conducting an investigation into the crash.

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.