Even when road conditions are perfect, auto accidents can occur. When you mix in inclement weather, such as rain or snow, there is a much greater chance of an accident.
Last Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, one person was killed and two were injured as the result of a six-vehicle auto accident that took place on the Foothill Freeway in Pasadena, California. Shortly after this accident, another motorist was killed on the same roadway in an unrelated incident.
According to California Highway Patrol, three trucks and three other vehicles were involved in the first accident. As a result, a 50-year-old man was declared dead at the scene.
Information from a Pasadena Fire Department commander noted that the man who was killed was the driver of the lead big rig. In addition to the man who was killed, two others were injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The accident occurred during the early morning hours at approximately 12:10 a.m. Due to the nature of the accident, including the fact that it occurred on the underground transition portion from 210 to the 134 Freeway, eastbound 210 was closed with traffic being diverted.
It can be difficult to drive safely on the freeway in even the best of road conditions. Despite the fact that it was the middle of the night, there were enough cars on the roadway to lead to several injuries. Anybody who has been injured in an auto accident that was not their fault should understand that they have a right to seek compensation for various claims, including pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.
NBC Los Angeles, "One Killed in Pileup on 210 Freeway in Pasadena" Brandon Lowrey, Nov. 21, 2013