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Drivers Injured In Fatal Four-Car Crash In Long Beach

By McGee, Lerer, & Associates  Jan. 3, 2012 12:38p

Collision Took The Life Of Driver As Emergency Personnel Sought To Free Him

After a horrific high-speed crash in the Long Beach area, a driver was pronounced dead despite the best efforts of firefighters to extricate him from the wreckage of his vehicle. Authorities investigating the incident have reported that the collision was most likely caused by a loss of control due to speeding. The accident took place just before midnight on Sunday evening, while the victim was traveling down Willow Street. At approximately 11:55 pm, investigators say, the driver spun out of control, sending his black 2005 Dodge Neon spiraling into the median at Clark Avenue and flipping into the air.

As the vehicle landed, police officials report, it flew into the path of several other vehicles, causing a four-way car accident. Two of the occupants driving these cars were injured severely enough to be sent to a hospital. The third driver, though shaken, was mostly unhurt and was allowed to drive home.

Victim Killed In Long Beach Collision Was Lakewood Native

After crashing into the other vehicles, the victim's Neon came to a stop and police were alerted by several 911 distress calls. The injured parties of the two struck vehicles, a 54-year-old man in a Ford Ranger and a man of 64 years driving a Chevy El Camino, were able to be stabilized at the scene. They are currently hospitalized, and both expected to make a full recovery.

Emergency personnel were unable to rescue the initial driver, who was finally extracted from the flaming wreckage of his car by firefighter using a device referred to as the Jaws of Life. Though this process took a little less than ten minutes, authorities claim, he had already succumbed to his injuries.

The victim was identified as a 23-year-old native of Lakewood. Police say that he was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident. It is not currently clear whether alcohol was a factor in the incident, but law enforcement officials say they believe he was traveling at excessive speed before the collision.

Speak With A Personal Injury Attorney in Long Beach

If you have been injured as a result of negligent driving, it is vital that you retain the services of a professional Long Beach personal injury attorney right away! The sooner you act, the sooner one of the confident, experienced lawyers with the firm of McGee, Lerer, & Associates can begin building a case on your behalf. We can seek maximum compensation on your behalf, ensuring that you receive restitution for the physical and emotional trauma you have suffered. No one has to be alone in his or her struggle for justice!

Please, do not delay! Contact a Long Beach car accident lawyer with our firm as soon as possible to begin building your case!

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