May 08, 2023
East Hollywood, CA – Three Hurt in Crash with Wrong-Way Driver on 101 Fwy.
East Hollywood, CA (May 8, 2023) – Authorities in East Hollywood were called to the scene of a deadly wrong-way crash on Monday, May 8th. The crash happened around 4:00 a.m. on the 101 Freeway near Santa Monica Boulevard.
According to a report from the California Highway Patrol, a red Prius was traveling the wrong way down Highway 101 at a high rate of speed. The Prius sideswiped a sedan and then crashed into a pickup truck. Both the Prius and the truck erupted into flames following the collision. Paramedics rushed to the scene and rescued one person who was trapped in the wreckage.
The wrong-way driver was killed in the crash, and their identity has not been released at this time. Three other motorists suffered injuries, and at least one of the victims was taken to a local hospital. There is no further update on their conditions at this time. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
All lanes of traffic were affected until around 9:00 a.m. There is no word why the driver was traveling the wrong way.
No further information is available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the victims of this injury accident in East Hollywood. We hope for a full recovery.
Car Accidents in California
As the most-populated state in the country, California has a substantial number of car accidents. According to the Transportation Injury Mapping System utilized by the California Highway Patrol, nearly half a million collisions were reported in our state last year. These accidents produced about 300,000 injuries and nearly 4,000 fatalities. Unfortunately, innocent motorists often end up being the victims of these car accidents and can suffer injuries requiring hospitalization and long-term medical care.
The cause of every car accident in California will be carefully investigated by police. However, most crashes take place because of the carelessness of at least one driver. Speeding, reckless driving, bad weather, distraction, and impairment are among the more common causes of California car accidents. When you have been hurt in a crash that was not your fault, it is always a good idea to speak with a California car accident attorney right away.
At Madison Law Group, we proudly assist those who have been injured in a crash in Los Angeles or surrounding areas. Our East Hollywood car accident lawyers are available to assist with serious and catastrophic injury cases. We focus our practice on helping injured victims so that we can be knowledgeable in the law and your legal rights.
Our firm is standing by to take your call now. When you have been hurt in a crash, the negligent driver should be held accountable for their actions. We offer a free consultation for all potential and prospective clients. If we take your case, there is no fee until we obtain a recovery. To schedule your time to speak with an East Hollywood car accident lawyer, please reach out to us using our online contact form or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.