March 19, 2023

Chino Hills, CA – Four Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on 71 Fwy.

Chino Hills, CA - Four Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on 71 Fwy.

Chino Hills, CA (March 19, 2023) –¬†Police in Chino Hills were dispatched to the scene of a deadly wrong-way crash on Sunday morning, March 19th. The crash occurred around 3:00 a.m. on the 71 Freeway near Chino Hills Parkway.

The California Highway Patrol, along with fire and rescue officials, responded to the scene just after the accident was reported. When officials got to the scene, they found at least two cars had been involved in a major crash. One of the vehicles was completely engulfed in flames. Following their investigation, officials were able to determine that two vehicles collided head-on in a wrong-way collision. Medical officials provided life-saving treatment, however, a total of four people ultimately succumbed to their injuries. There is no information on the identities of the victims at this time. The cause of the crash has not been determined and remains under investigation at this time.

The California Highway Patrol shut down a long stretch of the freeway for several hours while they investigated the accident. During this time, motorists were advised to avoid the scene and to find an alternate route of travel.

We would like to offer our condolences to those who were affected by this fatal car accident in Chino Hills.

Fatal Wrong-Way Crash in Chino Hills

Serious and fatal crashes, unfortunately, take place on a regular basis in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. As one of the busiest areas in the country, the Los Angeles metropolitan area is no stranger to serious car accidents. Many of these accidents occur because of careless and reckless drivers. These drivers are usually engaging in some sort of negligent behavior that increases the risks to themselves and all others on the road. It takes a mere split second of bad decision-making for a catastrophic accident to occur.

In the aftermath of a deadly collision, victims and family members are likely to have many questions. Among other things, you may wonder about your legal rights in this situation. Under California law, victims of an injury crash can seek compensation when they have been affected by a negligent driver. If you have tragically lost a loved one in the collision, you can file a claim on behalf of your deceased family member. Every legal claim has time limits, however, so you should act promptly to avoid the loss of your legal rights.

At Madison Law Group, our Chino Hills car accident lawyers have decades of combined experience handling serious and fatal car accident cases. We are here to help you move forward in the aftermath of a serious and devastating collision. We know that you are going through an extremely difficult time, and we want to help you receive the compensation that you need and deserve. While we cannot change the fact that the accident occurred, we can assist you in securing your future.

Our firm is standing by to speak with you at any time. To schedule your appointment with a Chino Hills wrongful death attorney, please give us a call at (310) 201-7676.