A deadly crash in Buena Park crash Sunday night left a Bellflower woman dead.
The accident occurred on Valley View Street and La Palma Avenue. It occurred about 6:15 p.m. A black Jeep Cherokee was traveling south on Valley View Street. The driver lost control and drove into at least two other vehicles. It then overturned and hit a tree in the median.
There were two other passengers in the vehicle. All of the passengers were between the ages of 18 and 20. Emergency responders had to remove the victims from the overturned vehicles. The conditions of the other passengers are not known. Thankfully, no one else was seriously injured in this fatal accident.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:25 p.m. There have been no arrests made yet. Police have not determined whether alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash.
Fatal accidents like these are terribly sad, and these accidents are often unavoidable. Drive carefully and cautiously on the road. Always obey all speed limits and signs. This will give you ample time to react to any unsafe drivers. Always be attentive and focus on the road. A crazy driver may try to cut you off. If you are attentive, you may be able to avoid the other driver. Avoid any distractions. Distractions can cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Texting while driving significantly increases your risk of an accident.
Use your signal lights and headlights. Always signal before changing lanes. Many accidents when cars collide while changing lanes. Headlights are important for visibility. Proper working headlights will help you see and make sure other drivers can see your car.
Make sure everyone in the vehicle has a seatbelt on. Seatbelts will protect you and prevent injury in a crash. These passengers would have sustained more severe injuries if they had not been wearing seat belts.
Have your car regularly maintained. Your headlights and brake lights should all be working. It is important for your tires to have the proper air pressure level. This will prevent tire blowouts. A mechanic can also find any leaks or engine problems during maintenance checks. This will not only prolong the life of your vehicle but also protect your life.
Car accidents are incredibly traumatic experiences. If you or a loved one is a victim of a car accident, call the Law Offices of Dara Khajavifor a free consultation. Our expert Buena Park car accident lawyers have won countless cases. Please do not hesitate to contact us.