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Wrong-way crash in Encino has deadly results

On Behalf of | Aug 21, 2021 | Car Accidents |

A tragic accident has left one dead and five others injured. The collision involved an SUV and a large rig. The passenger vehicle struck the rig while traveling on the highway in the wrong direction. The accident is currently under investigation. 

Details of the accident 

This collision happened on Highway 101 near the 405 freeway in Encino. The driver of the SUV, a 2003 Lincoln Navigator, was traveling the wrong way at the time of the crash. He hit a large rig, got out of the vehicle and attempted to flee the scene. The driver was apprehended by police, treated at a local hospital, and is now in custody and facing charges related to the crash. There is no further information on whether drugs or alcohol were involved. 

The driver of the rig attempted to avoid the crash, but he was unsuccessful. The truck driver was uninjured, and he refused medical care at the scene. The SUV had five passengers, a 26-year-old woman, and four children. The children were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The woman in the vehicle was killed on impact. Some of her family members have expressed concern that the male driver of the SUV caused the accident on purpose.   

Seeking legal advice 

Being in a serious car accident can cause lasting emotional harm, especially when a loved one is lost. The survivors of the accident victim may be emotionally exhausted after the accident and seeking legal help may not be immediately on their minds. But there are often high monetary costs associated with losing someone in a car accident, not to mention the trauma. By talking to an experienced California attorney, the family of the accident victim can understand all their legal options.  

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