July 05, 2023

Lakewood, CA – UPDATE: Kelly Drake Identified Following 605 Crash

Lakewood, CA - UPDATE: Kelly Drake Identified Following 605 Crash

Lakewood, CA (July 5, 2023) – Authorities in Lakewood have identified the victim of a multi-car crash that took place in Lakewood over the weekend. The accident was first reported on Sunday, July 2nd, at around 8:00 p.m.

Police were dispatched to the scene of Interstate 605 Freeway and Carson Street in response to the collision. When they arrived, they found a total of seven vehicles involved in the accident. Officials say that Kelly Drake, a passenger in one of the vehicles, suffered serious injuries and later died as a result. One other person was taken to a nearby hospital with undisclosed injuries. There is no word on whether anyone else was hurt.

The road was closed while police investigated the crash and cleared the area. Motorists were advised to avoid the scene and to find an alternate route of travel if possible.

There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed. The collision is under investigation.

We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family of Kelly Drake following this tragic crash in Lakewood.

Injury Accidents in California

Car accidents in California take place very suddenly and unexpectedly, and often with little warning. According to statistics, there were more than 250,000 injuries reported in crashes in our state last year. Injuries sustained in California car accidents are often serious in nature and will require extensive and complex medical treatment. This can place a major burden on accident victims both physically and financially. In addition, the crash may cause mental and emotional trauma that can lead to tremendous suffering.

If the accident was not your fault, the injuries that you sustained may be compensable. Under California law, a crash victim has the legal right to initiate a lawsuit or a claim against a negligent driver. Generally, these claims are started by negotiating with the other driver’s insurance company to try and reach a settlement. If negotiations are not productive, then the case moves to a courtroom. There are many technical steps that must be taken during the process to ensure that your claim is handled properly and in a timely manner. Accident victims should always retain an experienced attorney to assist them in handling their cases.

Here at Madison Law Group, we are here to help during your time of need. Our dedicated and experienced legal professionals will make sure that your rights are protected and that you receive the highest level of legal services. We know that you are going through a difficult time, and we want to take some of the stress off of your shoulders.

We are here to take your call at any time. Our firm provides a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During the consultation, we will go over all of your legal rights and options to ensure that you make the best decision for your future. There is no obligation until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your free appointment with a Lakewood car accident attorney, please contact us by using the link on our website or give us a call at 310-201-7676.