According to the Los Angeles Times, an August 27 car accident claimed the life of a 2-year-old girl. The accident occurred on the 110 Freeway in Highland Park when a Nissan Altima and a GMC Yukon collided in the southbound lane, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The collision occurred around 5:30 p.m. The section of the highway they were at is curvy and notorious for accidents. The cars both caught on fire following the accident, and the mother and neighboring residents were unable to pull the little girl out before she died in the Nissan.
“You could hear the screams of the child,” said one witness. “They were high pitched and terrible. Then they stopped.”
At least 4 people were taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, including the mother of the girl and the driver of the SUV and two of the men who were injured trying to rescue the girl.
This is a heartbreaking tragedy. Perhaps the Department of Transportation should evaluate the stretch of the freeway if it is so bad and notorious for accidents.
Dudek Law Firm APC—San Diego wrongful death attorney.