March 05, 2023
Santa Clarita, CA – Two Critically Hurt in Car Accident on 14 Fwy.
Santa Clarita, CA (March 5, 2023) – A major car accident was reported just north of Santa Clarita on Saturday, March 4th. The collision took place in the northbound lanes of the 14 Freeway near Escondido Canyon Road.
According to Martin Rangel of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the crash involved multiple vehicles. A total of five people were injured. One victim was trapped inside their vehicle and had to be extricated following the accident. All of the injured motorists were transported to a hospital by ambulance. Two of the victims were listed in critical condition and the others had non-life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the crash was not immediately released. All northbound lanes of the Freeway were shut down while an investigation was conducted and the scene was cleared. Motorists were asked to avoid the area.
Police are still working to determine fault for the crash at this time. There is no word on any potential charges. No further information has been released.
We would like to offer our thoughts and well wishes to the victims of this Santa Clarita car accident. We hope for a full recovery.
Car Accident in Santa Clarita
Car accidents in Los Angeles County take place on a daily basis. As one of the busiest areas in the entire country, we can expect that crashes will be regularly reported. In 2021, it is estimated that approximately 42,000 accidents were reported across the country. About 11 percent of these crashes ended with what is classified as severe injuries. A severe injury is one that requires hospitalization and extended medical treatment. The injury may also cause life-threatening complications and can result in permanent disability. Needless to say, these types of injuries can be extremely costly and life-altering.
Most crashes happen because of reckless driving. On a basic level, the majority of accidents are avoidable through the use of ordinary care and caution. The problem is that many drivers fail to use such care when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. They may be distracted by their cell phones or speeding well over the speed limit. These actions and others increase the risk of a serious accident.
Under California law, a car accident victim may be allowed to seek compensation if they were hurt in a crash. If the accident was someone else’s fault, victims can recover damages for their pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and potentially more. With the help of a Santa Clarita car accident lawyer, obtaining appropriate compensation is possible.
Here at Madison Law Group, we help crash victims who were hurt at the hands of reckless drivers. We strongly believe that all negligent motorists should answer for their actions. That is why we fight so so hard for the rights of our clients. We know that this is your one opportunity to get back on your feet and provide for your future.
We are standing by to speak with you at any time. To schedule your appointment with a car accident attorney in Santa Clarita, please give us a call at (310) 201-7676.