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Los Angeles, CA (May 10, 2023) — One person is dead after they drove their car the wrong way on the 101 Freeway in East Hollywood. The crash, which caused most of the southbound lanes to be closed, happened on Monday morning at around 4:00 AM near Alvarado Street. According to California Highway Patrol, a red Prius was traveling north on 101 Freeway in the southbound lanes for unknown reasons. They then sideswiped a Honda heading south, causing them to collide with a pickup truck head-on. 

The force of the accident caused both the Prius and one other vehicle to be engulfed in flames. Debris from the impact also flew to the opposite side of the freeway, causing accidents in the northbound lanes. Officials say that the driver of the Prius, who has yet to be identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. At least two other people were injured in the crash and were taken to the hospital, though it is not clear if they were occupants of the vehicles hit by the wrong-way driver. So far, CHP hasn’t been able to determine whether the person who died was driving under the influence.

Source: ABC7

Peerali Law Sends Its Condolences to Those Affected by this Collision

Our hearts go out to the victims of this tragedy and their families. While we know this accident was caused by a wrong-way driver, we hope that the investigation by CHP is able to find out why they were driving on the wrong side of the freeway. In addition, we wish the injured victims who were treated at the hospital a speedy, thorough recovery. Due to the severity of this crash in East Hollywood, we fear that the injuries may be severe and take a long time to recover from.

The Importance of Tracking Your Losses After an Accident

Whether you were injured in this collision or another, it’s essential that you keep track of the full extent of your losses during treatment. While medical costs and lost wages are usually the first thing to come to mind when recovering from a car accident injury, there are other losses that aren’t as obvious. For example, some car accident injuries prevent victims from participating in their favorite hobbies. Maybe they are so debilitating that the victim can’t work the same job anymore. At worst, injuries may result in lifelong disability that requires constant care. Whatever the case may be, a knowledgeable attorney can help take all these losses into account when filing a claim on your behalf.

Hit by a Wrong-Way Driver? Contact Peerali Law Today

If you have been injured in an accident like this, don’t wait to seek help. At Peerali Law, we manage every aspect of your case from day one and always put clients first. That means keeping you updated and giving you direct contact with an attorney in case you have any questions. Our testimonials and results speak for themselves. To schedule a free case review, give us a call at 818-688-4050. We’re proud to serve clients throughout SoCal from our office in Los Angeles.

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Kristopher earned his J.D. at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law where he was a member of the Review of Law and Social Justice honors law journal and was awarded several scholastic honors.

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