February 09, 2023
Valencia, CA – One Person Killed in Car Accident on Hwy. 126
Valencia, CA (February 9, 2023) – Police and fire crews responded to reports of a fatal accident in Valencia on Thursday, February 9th. The crash was reported around 3:35 a.m. on Highway 126 at the intersection with Wolcott Way.
According to Esteban Benitez of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, a total of three vehicles were involved in the accident. One person suffered critical injuries and received medical treatment at the scene. The victim was later pronounced dead, according to Benitez. There is no word on whether anyone else was hurt as a result of the crash. Police did not say how the accident happened.
The westbound lanes of the road were closed for about 5 hours but later reopened just before 9:00 a.m. The California Highway Patrol assisted with the investigation. The identity of the deceased victim was not released.
Police are still investigating at this time. There is no further information available.
We would like to extend our thoughts and condolences to those who were affected by this fatal car accident in Valencia.
Fatal Car Accident in Valencia
Each year, more than 40,000 reported car accidents take place in Los Angeles County. Not all of these crashes will result in injuries. However, in 2021, there were 4,477 crashes that ended with either serious injuries or death. Based on these numbers, we can expect that about 11% of all crashes in Los Angeles County will cause death or serious injuries to victims. In addition, many more collisions will result in injuries that can still affect the lives of those involved. Car accident injuries tend to linger for many months and can disrupt every aspect of your life. Of course, a fatality represents a sudden and extremely tragic loss of a loved one.
Following a fatal crash, you may be unsure where to turn. As you struggle with grief and question where to turn next, you should start by determining your legal rights. Following a car accident in Valencia, victims and their family members may have a claim for lost wages, loss of companionship, medical bills, funeral expenses, and more. A wrongful death claim is complicated and should only be handled by a lawyer who has experience in this area. Too many people make the mistake of trying to handle their own cases. This frequently results in a settlement that is not adequate under the circumstances.
At Madison Law Group, our attorneys are ready to help. We know that you are going through a difficult time, and we want to help take some of the burdens off of your shoulders. Your focus during this time should be on your family, and you should not have to worry about handling a legal case.
Our team is here to take your call at any time. We provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. When you work with us, you will receive the highest level of representation and attention to each detail. To schedule your appointment with a car accident lawyer in Valencia, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.