Irvine, CA – One Woman Dead, Eight People Injured after Violent Accident on 5 Freeway
Irvine, CA (August 23, 2018) – Local authorities reported that a woman died and eight additional victims required hospitalization as the result of a violent accident involving ten vehicles that took place along the 5 Freeway. The incident occurred at approximately 1:30 AM today, August 23, 2018. At this time, no detailed information concerning the identities of the deceased victim or the injured victims has been revealed.
Based on the report from the California Highway Patrol, ten vehicles had collided for indeterminate reasons along the freeway. The circumstances surrounding the accident were not immediately determined. Sometime later, firefighters were dispatched to the crash site and extracted the deceased female victim from one of the vehicles.
As part of the initial investigation, authorities closed the southbound lanes in the vicinity of Alton Parkway.
Presently, the investigation is ongoing. As more evidence continues to surface, more information will be released to public sources.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased female victim and wish them strength and peace of mind during this difficult, tragic time.
Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident in Irvine
As indicated by the information provided by the California Highway Patrol, officials are still unsure of why the ten vehicles collided on the 5 Freeway. As the investigation continues, officials will consider if one or more drivers had consumed drugs or alcohol prior to operating their vehicles or had simply failed to comply with established traffic laws. Likewise, forensic teams will inspect the ten vehicles and examine photos of the crash site to determine if one or more drivers had experienced mechanical issues or system failure.
In the event of a traffic accident resulting in a fatality, the members of the deceased victim’s family may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. Through legal intervention, these individuals can receive compensation for unfortunate circumstances including funeral expenses and the tragic loss of a loved one.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.