West Covina, CA – 1 Killed & 5 Hurt in Van Crash with Smart Car on 10 Fwy

West Covina, CA (January 1, 2020) – On the evening of Monday, December 30th, police were called to the scene of a serious crash that left one person and dead and five others injured. The fatal collision occurred along the 10 Freeway in West Covina at approximately 5:49 p.m.

Authorities stated that multiple vehicles collided just east of Holt Avenue after a Chevrolet Express van crashed into the rear-end of a smart car. The smart car subsequently struck a Chrysler Aspen which then hit a Kia Stinger, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Paramedics arrived at the scene where they transported at least five of six injured victims to local hospitals. A passenger in the smart car, identified only as a 28-year-old man from San Dimas, was tragically pronounced deceased at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. The driver of that vehicle and four others suffered various injuries.

Police continue to work in order to determine the exact cause of this incident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.

Fatal Collisions in California

According to researchers, traffic-related injuries ultimately claimed the lives of 3,563 people across the state of California during 2018, alone. A multitude of various factors such as distracted or intoxicated driving often triggers these collisions, significantly increasing the chances that a motor vehicle accident in California will have detrimental effects for those involved.

At The May Firm, we will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on the path forward. If you have lost a family member or suffered an injury as the result of another person’s inattentive behavior, please call us at (844) 629-3476 or leave us a message to receive a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.

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