Two people died in a recent car accident in Van Nuys. The victims were a man and a child riding in a sport utility vehicle that was struck by a big rig. The force of the accident caused the SUV to rollover.
According to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, the individuals who died were a 37-year-old man and a 6-year-old child. A lieutenant from the coroner’s office said that they suspect that the victims were father and daughter, but they have yet to verify this fact.
A California Highway Patrol officer confirmed that the collision happened at approximately 12:45 p.m. on 405 Freeway, not far from the on-ramp for Sherman Way. As a result of the crash and subsequent police investigation, it was necessary to close the five lanes of northbound traffic on the freeway. As of 5:39 p.m., the lanes were re-opened.
The deceased individuals were not the only victims of the crash. Several others suffered non-fatal injuries from the collision, including two children. These additional victims received treatment for their injuries at a local hospital. Three people from the big rig also required hospital care. At this time, authorities are not certain what may have caused this fatal car crash.
Whenever a car crash results in the death or injury of multiple people, there is a high likelihood that the incident could result in a personal injury lawsuit. In such cases, it is important that Los Angeles residents refrain from signing any kind of agreement with insurance companies relating to the crash without first consulting a legal representative.