4 Dead in Chino Hills Wrong-Way Accident on 71 Freeway near Chino Hills Parkway
CHINO HILLS, CA (March 20, 2023) – Sunday morning, four people died in a multi-vehicle crash on 71 Freeway near Chino Hills Parkway.
The incident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. on the southbound lanes of 71 Freeway near Chino Hills Parkway.
According to the CHP, upon their officers’ arrival, they located at least one car that had caught fire.
When a CHP sergeant arrived, he attempted to rescue the occupants from the burning car.
“He attempted to use his fire extinguisher (from) his patrol car,” Highway Patrol Sgt. Kenneth Phillips said. “Once that was exhausted, he used a bystander’s fire extinguisher and attempted to defeat the flames, however, was unsuccessful.”
More Details on the Chino Hills Wrong-Way Accident
Meanwhile, reports confirmed that the incident involved at least four cars. Also, the victims were in two of the vehicles. However, the victims’ identities remained undisclosed due to pending family notification.
Meanwhile, the incident began when a northbound white car traveled in the southbound HOV lane. Then, it crashed head-on with a black vehicle.
The impact caused the wrong-way vehicle to catch fire and no one inside it survived.
Moreover, responders took one other person to the hospital with minor injuries.
At this time, the authorities haven’t identified which vehicle traveled the wrong way and whether any substances were involved.
Moreover, the incident closed the freeway between Grand Avenue and Chino Hills Parkway for several hours.
Due to the limited information available, the authorities continued to investigate the crash.
We want to send our sincere sympathies to the bereaved family and friends of the victims.
Dealing with Loss after Crash on 71 Freeway near Chino Hills Parkway
Assigning blame is usually one of the last things you would consider doing during a devastating loss. However, the victim’s family must become aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit. A wrongful death suit can be the first step toward closure.
“Our goal is to safeguard the legal rights of families in the wake of catastrophic accidents. Nothing can bring back those dearly departed. Thus, we strive to secure our clients’ future, protecting them from further losses,” explains Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers.
Sweet Lawyers consist of a compassionate legal team that aids families in the most delicate moments. Moreover, our law group is well-versed in the legal justice system and has no problem overcoming challenges. Our firm buckles down when it comes to our clients’ futures and well-being. If you are facing a wrongful death case, call (800) 674 7852. We encourage you to rest and rehabilitate while we determine the ideal approach to getting you the restitution you deserve. The financial toll the loss of a loved one has brought will be covered by us. If you’re interested, call our wrongful death attorneys today.