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West Covina, CA – Four Seriously Injured in Car Accident on I-10 Near Holt Ave

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West Covina, CA (January 04, 2022) – Four people sustained very serious injuries during a three-car accident on the 10 Freeway in West Covina on Friday, December 31st that also led to the arrest of one of the drivers. 

The crash took place at about 11:40 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the interstate in the area of Holt Avenue when a 25-year-old man driving a 2020 Kia Optima rear-ended a 2007 Ford Expedition. The impact caused the driver of the SUV to lose control of the vehicle and crash into the center dividing wall. 

The Optima then spun into another lane of traffic and collided with a 2022 Toyota Highlander. 

The driver of the Optima, a resident of Palmdale, and his two passengers, a 26-year-old woman, and a 26-year-old man, both from Chicago, received critical injuries. They were taken by ambulance to Pomona Valley Hospital Regional Medical Center.

A male passenger in the Highlander was also in critical condition and taken to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center. 

The driver of the Highlander, a 36- year-old woman, was also taken to County/USC Medical Center, for complaints of pain. Her passenger, an unidentified male, endured non-critical abrasions to his chest. It was not immediately known if he was hospitalized.

No one inside the Expedition was injured. It was not immediately clear what charges the driver of the Optima may be facing. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.


Car Accidents in California


Car accidents are a daily sight on roadways throughout California. In fact, these accidents often result in serious rubbernecking and gridlock, making safe travel seem like an impossibility for hundreds of thousands of Californians. Each year, more than 150,000 people are hurt in car accidents statewide.

Although a major percentage of auto accidents result in nothing more than property damage or minor injuries, thousands of others will require hospitalization and emergency medical treatment for their injuries. Depending on the type of collision, the chances of serious and life-threatening injuries can be higher.

Car accidents, especially those that happen at high speeds, are more likely to leave victims with broken and fractured bones, brain injuries, and spinal cord damage, all of which require extensive medical treatment. 

There are many cases where car accidents are caused by the actions of other motorists. These accidents can include people texting or using cellphones while driving, drunk driving, speeding, ignoring traffic control devices, and engaging in unsafe driving behaviors. 

West Covina Car Accident Lawyers

When victims are injured in accidents as a result of negligent drivers, they should consult with a car accident attorney in West Covina soon as possible. Working with a knowledgeable legal team in the aftermath of your accident can make a world of difference when it comes to your chances of protecting your legal rights and getting the justice you deserve.

West Covina car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have extensive experience assisting clients to recover the maximum amount of compensation available by pursuing legal claims against at-fault drivers. Our personal injury attorneys provide aggressive legal representation to ensure victims throughout California are able to hold those at fault accountable for their accidents. 

We strive to help accident victims recover full and fair compensation for medical treatment as well as a variety of financial burdens they face moving forward. If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in the Inland Empire.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Inland Empire and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 



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