May 04, 2023

Placentia, CA – Woman Killed in Crash with Semi-Truck on 57 Fwy.

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Placentia, CA (May 4, 2023) – Two vehicles were involved in a deadly accident on Thursday morning, May 4th. The crash happened in Placentia around 6:40 a.m.

Police responded to the scene on the Orange 57 Freeway near Oglethorpe Avenue. According to a report from the California Highway Patrol, a female was driving a black Hyundai Sonata when her car was hit by a semi-truck. The woman sustained major injuries as a result of the crash. When officials arrived, she was non-responsive and was later pronounced dead at the scene. The woman has not been identified. There were no other vehicles involved in the accident, and the driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

The road was partially blocked following the crash as an investigation was conducted. It is unclear if any charges are expected to be filed.

There is no further information available at this time.

We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family in the aftermath of this fatal crash in Placentia.

Fatal Car Accidents in California

A serious crash can occur within a matter of seconds. As driving is a fairly routine activity, it is easy to take our safety and security for granted. However, serious crashes involving innocent motorists occur on a daily basis in California. According to the Transportation Injury Mapping System, approximately 4,000 people lost their lives in crashes that took place on our state’s roadways in 2022. A substantial number of these accidents affected innocent motorists who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is impossible to predict when a major crash will happen. Motorists should always take basic precautions, including defensive driving and following all traffic laws, in order to reduce their risk of being involved in a crash.

Despite the measures that can be taken, some accidents are simply unavoidable. Head-on collisions and other types of accidents are often beyond the control of the involved victims. Careless and reckless drivers are very prevalent on California’s roadways, and their actions frequently affect innocent drivers and passengers. As the number of reported motorists continues to rise, it is expected that California will continue to experience high numbers of death and serious injuries due to traffic accidents.

While a major car accident is often a tragic event for those affected, there is some hope available. California law provides injured victims with a remedy to recover compensation for their injuries. If you tragically lost a family member, the law also allows the victim’s next of kin to file a suit against the other driver.

Here at Madison Law Group, we proudly represent people who have been injured in a car accident that was someone else’s fault. We have the tenacity and the knowledge to ensure that you are properly represented and that your legal rights are protected. We offer a free consultation for all potential clients, so there is no financial obligation under we obtain a recovery. To schedule your appointment with a Placentia car accident lawyer, please reach out to us using the contact form or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.