March 29, 2023

Long Beach, CA – One Killed, Eight Hospitalized Following Chase on PCH

Long Beach, CA - One Killed, Nine Hospitalized Following Chase on PCH

Long Beach, CA (March 29, 2023) – Officials in Long Beach reported a deadly accident following a police chase on Tuesday, March 28th. The crash occurred just after 8:00 p.m. on the Pacific Coast Highway near 2nd Street.

According to authorities, police in Seal Beach tried to stop a 2006 silver Lexus sedan for a traffic violation. The car initially pulled over in response to law enforcement. However, when the officer returned to their vehicle, a passenger and the driver switched seats, and the car fled the scene, traveling northbound. The officer gave chase, continuing into Long Beach on the Pacific Coast Highway.

The Lexus was eventually involved in a crash with eight other cars while fleeing from authorities. According to a report, a woman in one of the other cars suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead at the scene. Eight other victims, including an infant, were hurt in the crash. All victims were taken to area hospitals to receive treatment for undisclosed injuries.

The Lexus driver, later identified as Chaz Lamar, 39, of Antioch, fled the scene on foot. He was apprehended by authorities following a brief pursuit. The identities of the victims have not been released at this time. Lamar is currently in custody and is facing numerous charges in connection with the chase and the crash.

The Long Beach Police Department is currently investigating at this time. No additional details have been released.

We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to all who were affected by this tragic crash in Long Beach. We hope that the injured victims are able to make a complete and speedy recovery.

Deadly Long Beach Car Accident

Each year, thousands of car accidents take place across Southern California. One thing that most collisions have in common is that they are caused by a negligent driver. In some cases, the driving behavior is reckless and criminal in nature. Unfortunately, these careless drivers have little concern for others on the roadway. This can and often does result in injuries and even death for innocent victims.

If you or a family member have been affected by a car accident in Long Beach, you need a strong and skilled attorney by your side. Car accident cases can be very complicated. You may have issues related to insurance coverage for the crash, especially if your accident was caused by a hit-and-run driver. These drivers often attempt to avoid responsibility by failing to comply with the law. Your compensation and your future are most important. Having an attorney at the earliest possible stage will maximize your chances of receiving a full recovery.

At Madison Law Group, we are here to help during your time of need. We know that this is a difficult period of your life that will require time to overcome. We are standing by to speak with you at any time. To schedule your free consultation with a Long Beach car accident lawyer, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.