Cerritos, CA – A fiery crash on the 605 freeway kills two in Cerritos
CERRITOS, CA (February 17, 2022) – The 605 Freeway in Cerritos was closed early Friday morning following a head-on collision caused by a wrong-way driver.
The accident happened at 2:18 a.m. close to South Street on the southbound 605 Freeway. California Highway Patrol reports that a red Hyundai Elantra was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes when it stopped on the shoulder of the southbound side and made a U-turn.
The Hyundai then collided head-on with another vehicle traveling the right way. The two vehicles immediately caught fire. According to CHP, a Good Samaritan pulled a woman from one of the cars and began CPR on her, but she died at the scene.
Authorities identified her as Alyssa Aragon-Ramirez, 26, of El Monte on Saturday. In addition, the driver of the second car was also killed on the scene. His identity has not yet been revealed. Neither car had a passenger.
The Good Samaritans who witnessed the vehicles fully engulfed got out and attempted to rescue both parties, but only one of them was able to be extricated,” CHP Officer Marcos Iniguez said.
The authorities are trying to determine why the driver of the Hyundai made a U-turn on the freeway.
Fatal Car Accidents in Cerritos
Being involved in a car crash can have a lasting impact on the lives of victims and their families. More than 270,000 accidents take place in our state each year. Although we want everyone to walk away from accidents without any issues, this is not the case. Automobile accidents throughout the state of California claim the lives of more than 3,200 people each year.
The leading causes of crashes in our state include driving while impaired, careless driving, speeding, distracted driving, and disregarding traffic control devices. In many cases, families of those killed are left to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional consequences while trying to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward.
Not only are families forced to endure endless mental and emotional suffering, but they are often required to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment, property damages, funeral services, and more. After enduring the loss of a loved one in an accident, caused by the negligent actions of others, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Cerritos to explore legal options available to them moving forward. Although we understand that no amount of compensation could ever take away a family’s pain and suffering, compensation can help grieving families cover to costs of burial and funeral expenses and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.
Cerritos Wrongful Death Lawyers
With nearly four decades of experience, the Cerritos car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of families hold wrongdoers accountable and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones.
Through our keen attention to detail and extensive knowledge of personal injury laws in California, we are able to provide competent and trusted legal representation to help our clients win so they can hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, reach out to one of our personal injury attorneys in California by calling (888) 500-5000. Our team is available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.
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