April 30, 2023
Santa Monica, CA – One Dead, Nine Hurt in Car Accident on PCH
Santa Monica, CA (April 30, 2023) – A deadly car accident was reported on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica on Saturday, April 29th. The crash occurred just after 3:00 p.m. in the 1000 block of PCH, near the California Incline.
According to Santa Monica Police Department Lt. Erika Aklfui, a Kia with eight occupants was traveling northbound and attempted to make a left turn into Beach Lot Four. As the car turned, it was T-boned by a Toyota Camry traveling southbound. The Camry had two occupants at the time of the collision.
A total of 10 people were taken to local hospitals following the collision. A passenger in the backseat of the Kia sustained major injuries and died at the hospital. Nine other people were treated for injuries that were not deemed to be life-threatening. The identity of the victim is not available at this time. Police have not determined whether any charges will be filed.
The northbound lanes of the road were shut down for several hours while the accident was investigated. There is no further information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to those who were affected by this fatal car accident in Santa Monica.
Fatal Car Accidents in California
Car accidents in California happen hundreds of times every day. Motorists are constantly at risk of being injured in a crash at any time. Although it is easy to take our safety for granted, drivers should always remember that the dangers of the road are always present. It takes only a single second of negligent or careless driving to result in a crash that can change the lives of multiple people forever. Last year, nearly 4,000 people were killed in car accidents that took place across our state. Many of these victims lost their lives in accidents that were not their fault.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a fatal crash in our state, you are likely experiencing a range of emotions. Anger, grief, sadness, and frustration are among the common feelings experienced by loved ones in the aftermath of a fatal crash. While you are undoubtedly struggling, there is help available. Under California law, family members may be entitled to receive compensation for the loss of their loved one. This includes payment for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical costs, and more. These claims are complicated, however, and should only be handled by an experienced California wrongful death attorney.
At Madison Law Group, we have decades of experience handling the most serious types of accident claims. We understand many of the difficulties that you are facing, and we want to help you obtain the compensation that you need and deserve.
When you have been affected by a fatal car accident in California, you should not delay in seeking help. Our firm offers a free consultation for all potential clients. To speak with a Santa Monica wrongful death attorney, please reach out to us using the contact link or give us a call any time at (310) 201-7676.