Long Beach, CA (August 13, 2020) – Local law enforcement officers are currently looking into a wrong-way collision that took place on the morning of Thursday, August 13th, and left one male victim dead and a female victim nursing critical injuries in Long Beach.

The fatal head-on accident took place at around 3:45 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the Long Beach 710 Freeway next to the San Diego 405 Freeway.

As stated in an incident report from the California Highway Patrol, a 2019 Dodge Challenger, being driven by a male was, for reasons that have yet to be determined, traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the freeway when he collided head-first with a 2016 GMC Acadia being driven by a 29-year-old woman from Buena Park.

Attending emergency medical personnel pronounced the Challenger’s driver dead at the scene.

The woman suffered critical injuries during the collision and was transported via ambulance to a local trauma center for emergency medical care.

Traffic on both sides of the freeway was at a standstill until around 7:30 a.m. to expedite a professional inquiry conducted by local law enforcement officers into cause and liability for the 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 victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Long Beach

Long Beach, CA - One Dead and One Injured in Wreck on 710 Frwy

Driver error is the number one cause of California car accidents, an overwhelming portion of which takes place at night. Driving at night increases the likelihood of being injured in a car crash due to the higher number of drunk drivers. Substantially limited visibility is another element of nighttime driving that produces higher accident rates. 

Losing somebody you love is always a heartbreaking and tragic event but when somebody you love losses their life in an accident that was avoidable and was brought on by the reckless or negligent actions of another person, the emotional trauma and devastation hit that much harder. While their life may be over in an instant, your pain and suffering will not be. 

If you and your family have lost someone you love in a fatal car accident, the California wrongful death attorneys at Richard Harris Law are here to help. We have the energy and the ability that you need by your side to obtain the full amount of monetary recovery allowed by California’s personal injury laws. 

With an exhaustive and in-depth understanding of the state’s judicial system, our accomplished personal injury attorneys appreciate the work that goes into building a successful California personal injury case. We have earned our respected reputations as one of the premier law offices in the state by working tirelessly and putting our clients first, 

If you have recently experienced the heartbreaking loss of a loved one we suggest that you confer with a skilled personal injury attorney by calling 702-444-4444 and booking an appointment for a free assessment of your California wrongful death claim and guidance on the next legal steps you should take based on your circumstances.

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