Reseda, CA (September 15, 2020) – A deadly DUI crash occurred at an intersection in Reseda this past Saturday and took the life of one woman.
The Los Angeles Police department dispatched officers and other first responders to the intersection of Wilbur Avenue and Victory Boulevard at approximately 12:00 a.m. on the morning of September 12 due to a vehicle collision.
A Volkswagen Jetta was headed west on Victory Boulevard being driven by one Lorenzo Gonzalez of Pacoima. For reasons currently being determined by local authorities, Gonzalez rear-ended Moises Montano, 55, in his Nissan Altima.
A passenger present in the Altima at the time of the collision, identified as 89-year-old Justina Lerrea from Palmdale, was pronounced deceased at the accident scene by responding paramedics.
The Nissan then crashed into a Toyota Avalon facing east on Victory waiting to make a left-hand turn onto Wilbur. The Toyota was then forced back into a Kia Rio.
Two others, who remain unidentified, suffered injuries that were deemed to be moderate in nature. They were transported to a nearby medical center for treatment.
Gonzalez was arrested under suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, according to the police report.
No further information has been disclosed at this time concerning the details of the wreck.
An investigation into the circumstances of the collision will be carried out by the LAPD.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
California Auto Crashes
According to recent statistics compiled concerning the accident-fatality rate in California, there are approximately 3,200 people who lose their lives per year due to fatal traffic accidents in California. Hundreds of thousands more people are left with injuries due to these accidents, some of which are of a debilitating nature. In many cases, injured victims require extensive and costly medical treatment. Thousands of people are forced to live their lives in pain and suffering due to injuries suffered in negligently caused accidents. Although there is a multitude of options when it comes to medical treatment, most of them are time-consuming and expensive.
After being injured in an accident, you could be forced to pay outstanding medical bills and as a result, be faced with a difficult financial burden. Allow a California car accident attorney to evaluate your case and see if you qualify for financial compensation due to your injuries and losses you may have suffered in a recent accident.
If someone you love was fatally injured in a California traffic collision, you could be entitled to significant compensation for your losses and incurred damages that may have resulted. Consulting a California wrongful death attorney is your best bet in receiving full and fair compensation in order to cover things like funeral costs and outstanding medical bills. You can also collect compensation in the form of pain and suffering, among other aspects.
Our California personal injury lawyers at Beckerman Anderson have an excellent track record when it comes to providing victims and their families with the best, most effective legal help available. We hold a firm belief that no one should ever have to pay for being injured by another person’s negligence and that people who cause such accidents should be held accountable for all reckless or otherwise inattentive actions. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be awarded compensation in the form of punitive damages and loss of consortium in order for you to get your life back on track as quickly and seamlessly as possible.
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