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SHERMAN OAKS: Big Rig, 5 Vehicles in Pileup Car Crash on Interstate 405 Freeway at Sherman Way

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Six Vehicle Crash on 405 Freeway at Sherman Oaks — file photo

Traffic is Backed up on Both Sides of Interstate 405 Freeway Due to Multi-vehicle Crash

SHERMAN OAKS, California (Dec. 4, 2013) – Several people suffered minor injuries in a 6-vehicle car and truck crash Wednesday morning on the southbound Interstate 405 Freeway at Sherman Way, according to a dispatch by the California Highway Patrol.

About 9:26 a.m., CHP officers reported the crash involving a big rig truck, a food truck and several other vehicles in the HOV and Nos. 1, 2 and 3 lanes of the I-405 freeway, the report said. Police say there were people with minor injuries, but there was limited information about the crash.

Los Angeles Fire Department emergency workers responded to the scene of the crash that was blocking lanes on both sides of the freeway.

“Police will investigate the collision to determine liability and ultimately those who are injured may file a claim against the negligent driver who caused the car accident,” said Attorney West Thomas.

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SANTA CLARITA, California (Nov. 30, 2013) — Two men were killed Saturday afternoon in a solo car crash and one of those who died was identified as Paul Walker, 40, an actor who is best-known for his role in “The Fast and the Furious” movies, according to a report by TMZ.

About 3:30 p.m., the driver of a red Porsche GT reportedly crashed into a tree and a light pole in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop between Hercules Street and Constellation Road after losing control of the vehicle. Walker was a passenger in the vehicle and both occupants died in the fiery wreck after the car became engulfed in flames, the report said.

According to news reports, Walker and a driver Roger Rodas had just left a charity event for Reach Out Worldwide that was held at Always Evolving Performance Motors on Constellation Road, the Santa Clarita News reported. Rodas is CEO of the performance automotive shop for high-end vehicles. Several bystanders grabbed fire extinguishers in an attempt to put out the flames and rescue the victims, but they were unable to help them.

Los Angeles County Fire Department emergency workers also rushed to the scene of the crash, but were unable to assist the driver and the passenger who were trapped in the wrecked vehicle.

“My condolences go out to the family and friends of these two men as they cope with such a sudden and tragic loss,” said Attorney West Thomas.

SANTA FE SPRINGS: Big Rig Truck Accident Involving 3 Cars on SR-91 at I-605 Freeways.

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

SANTA FE SPRINGS, California (Nov. 12, 2013) – Three motorists and a semi-tractor trailer truck collided Tuesday afternoon on state route 91 at the Interstate 605 freeway, according to a dispatch by the California Highway Patrol.– file photo

SANTA FE SPRINGS, California (Nov. 12, 2013) – Three motorists and a semi-tractor trailer truck collided Tuesday afternoon in a crash blocking the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 lanes of the eastbound State Route 91 at the Interstate 605 freeway, according to a dispatch by the California Highway Patrol.

About 12:33 p.m., CHP officers reported to the multi-vehicle traffic accident just east of Pioneer involving a big rig truck, a maroon Ford sedan, a red station wagon and a tan-colored vehicle. One person was trapped in one of the vehicles following the crash, the report said.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene of the collision to rescue the individual who was trapped and render aid to those who were injured in the truck accident.

“Motorists involved in collisions with huge tractor trailer trucks are often seriously injured and require immediate medical attention,” said Attorney West Thomas. “Those who are hurt in this type of crash should see a doctor and contact a reputable personal injury attorney who specializes in truck accident to help them obtain compensation for their losses.”

Contact a truck accident attorney today at 1-855-275-9378.

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LOS ANGELES: Five Injured in 3-Vehicle Crash on Shoup Avenue Near Vanowen Street

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Shoup Avenue Car Accident five injured – file photo

One Seriously Injured in 3-Vehicle Collision on Shoup Avenue

LOS ANGELES, California (October 31, 2013) – Five people were injured including one who was seriously hurt in a 3-vehicle collision Wednesday night in the 6400 block of N. Shoup Avenue, according to a dispatch by the Los Angeles Fire Department.

About 8 p.m., LA Fire fighters responded to the multi-vehicle car crash and transported five people by ambulance to nearby hospitals. Four of the people were in fair condition and one serious, the report said.

The crash, which took place between Vanowen Street and Victory Boulevard, is under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department. Police will determine liability for the incident.

“Those injured in a crash involving multiple vehicles should refrain from attempting to determine liability at the scene and exchange insurance information with all parties involved,” said Attorney West Thomas. “Hire an experienced injury attorney to help negotiate the best settlement possible if you are injured and would like to be compensated for your losses.”

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Fire Damages Barrington Plaza Apartment Building, Injures at Least Ten People Including a Two-Year-Old Girl

Friday, October 18th, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: (October 18, 2013) – The 11th floor of a West Los Angeles apartment building, the Barrington Plaza Complex” caught fire and left at least ten people injured including a two-year-old girl. (She sustained injuries while she was trapped in a smoke filled stairwell on the 23rd floor and remains in critical condition. She was breathing upon her transfer to UCLA Medical Center).

The complex is 25 stories total and located in the 11700 block of Wilshire Boulevard. At about 11:45 a.m., smoke began to billow out of the 11th floor, according to Los Angeles Fire Department’s Brian Humphrey. After about 45 minutes most of the flames were extinguished. Several people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and respiratory distress injuries. Three fire fighters also sustained injuries and were taken to Grossman Burn Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Apparently the 386 unit apartment building was not legally required to install fire sprinklers due to its 1961 construction, according to LAFD officials. It is unclear who is responsible for the fire and an investigation is on-going.

Sources: Associated Press

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