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Freeway Crash involving Stalled Car on 405 Freeway Kills 1, Injures 4

A two vehicle accident on the 405 Freeway in Mission Hills on Sunday left one woman dead and four people injured.

The car accident, which was reported at 7 p.m., happened on the northbound 405 Freeway near San Fernando Mission Blvd. A Suburban slammed into the rear of a car which was stalled on the freeway. The occupants of the stalled car were returning from a beach outing.

A female in the stalled car was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were critically injured in the car accident and two suffered serious injuries. They were transported to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center.

HIT A STALLED CAR ON THE FREEWAY. WHO'S AT FAULT?

Over the years, we have handled many car accidents involving our client hitting a stalled car on the freeway. Who is at fault for such an accident? Many factors play a part in assessing whether the owner/driver of the stalled car on the freeway is fault for the accident.

  • Did the owner/driver of the stalled car fail to keep his/her car in good repair? If yes, then the owner/driver of that car should have anticipated that the vehicle could stall out, which would place liability on that owner or driver.
  • Were the stalled car's hazard lights on? Failing to put them on would place negligence on the driver of that vehicle.
  • Were you speeding when you hit the stalled car? If yes, that could place some or all of the liability on you if you could have avoided the stalled hitting the car had you been traveling within the speed limit.
  • Were you inattentive? If an attentive driver could have seen the stalled car ahead and avoided it, that could absolve the owner/driver of the stalled car of some or possibly all liability.

If you have been injured in a car accident involving a stalled car on the freeway, speak with a car accident lawyer at McGee, Lerer and Associates. We have four locations to serve our clients: Long Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Pasadena. A personal injury attorney at our firm is available 24/7 to provide a free consultation. There is no fee unless we recover money for you.