4 People Dead in Downey Traffic Accident on 5 Freeway near Lakewood Boulevard
DOWNEY, CA (June 25, 2023) – Saturday morning, a brutal fiery vehicle crash on 5 Freeway near Lakewood Boulevard killed four people.
The incident started at around 2:30 a.m. when a 2018 Dodge Charger traveled at a high rate of speed.
Then, it lost control and collided with a guardrail and the bridge abutment of the Lemoran Avenue pedestrian overcrossing. Then, the force of the crash split the vehicle into two, ejecting two passengers of the vehicle into the roadway.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the vehicle erupted into flames after the crash, with the driver and the front side passenger still inside.
Moreover, officers confirmed that four people died in the incident.
Furthermore, the crash blocked all southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway but has long since reopened.
At this time, the circumstances leading to the crash remained unclear. When additional information becomes available, the public will be notified.
Due to limited information, the authorities asked anyone with details about the crash to call the Santa Fe Springs CHP Area Office at 562-868-0503.
Sweet Lawyers extends our condolences to the family and community of the victims.
Moving Forward after Brutal Fiery Vehicle Crash on 5 Freeway near Lakewood Boulevard
While the loss of a dear one is irreversible, it is in the best interest of you and your family to be aware of what to do next.
The family of the victim must become aware that they may have the authority to file a wrongful death suit. A wrongful death suit can be the most beneficial step toward recovery.
Filing a wrongful death claim will help alleviate the financial burden the death of a relative has generated.
“Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one,” says Mark Sweet, of Sweet Lawyers.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a similar auto accident, you do not have to face the aftermath alone. We strive for legal representation that encourages families to remain strong and find hope in their future. Above all, we understand the gravity of the situation at hand and want to help you. With our seasoned wrongful death lawyers, you will only need to tend to your well-being while we focus on your legal claim. Furthermore, our attorneys will ensure that you and your family receive the justice and compensation you deserve. For more information, call us now for a free consultation at (800) 674 7852.