Sun Valley Accident Leaves 2 Dead

February 17, 2023

Fatal Big Rig Crash Reported on 5 Freeway

CHP is investigating the cause of a deadly crash involving a big rig that took place Friday morning. 

The wreck took place around 5 a.m. on the 5 Freeway in the Sun Valley area of Los Angeles.

A van was reportedly stalled within the southbound lanes when the big rig slammed into it.

Upon impact, one of the vehicles became engulfed in flames.

Two unidentified people were killed as a result. 

Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.

Occupants of passenger vehicles are more likely to be seriously injured after colliding with trucks due to the difference in weight between the vehicles. 

These types of accidents are often caused by the braking capability of trucks. 

Tips for after accident procedures:

  • Take photos of the accident 
  • If possible, get your vehicle out of the roadway to avoid future collisions 
  • Call 911 if anybody is injured 
  • File a police report 
  • Contact your insurance   

If you suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident you are entitled to compensation. Contact a personal injury attorney today to avoid any legal pitfalls. 

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