Los Angeles, North Hills – A car crash left one casualty at North Hills on Sunday after two vehicles collided, also leaving 8 other seriously injured. The crash that ended up in the car laid on its back in the 8700 block of Haskell Avenue resulted in the demise of a Hispanic male, said the authorities.
Even though the crash was described as a significant collision by Los Angeles Fire Department, the children involved in the crash were fine, despite some injuries. Over 60 firefighters arrived on the scene, where the man was pronounced dead, said the report from Los Angeles Fire Department(LAFD). In addition, officials involved in the scene of the accident confirmed that over six fire engines and trucks responded to North Hills as soon as possible.
12 Ambulances as well as helicopters from the media covering the news were also present during the investigation of the accident in Haskell Avenue. The vehicles were later identified as a Toyota 4Runner and a Toyota Sienna van, on which four children were traveling before they crashed. According to the initial report from Rosario Herrera, LA Police spokeswoman officer, multiple people were thrown out the car as it rolled down Haskell Avenue.
Following the collision between the 4Runner truck and the Sienna van, the injured children were rushed to a local hospital for further treatment. The remaining people were taken to Los Angeles Fire Station in Van Nuys, said a spokesman for LAFD, Erick Scott. He added that the car crash occurred on Sunday morning at North Hills tragically injured nine people.
Scott also said in a statement released Sunday that among the people injured in the crash there were four children included. Three out of four children involved in the crash had to be airlifted to a pediatric trauma centers while the other could be treated at the local hospital and are expected to fully recover. However tragic the car crash was – given that one car even ended up rolled over – no further casualties were reported, aside from the Hispanic male.
Further investigations are needed to explain North Hills’ incident
The details of how the accident happened still remain a mystery for local authorities. Yet Los Angeles Police Department has put its Valley Traffic Division on the case to further investigate what happened. For now, officials can only confirm that the accident took place around 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Notably for LAFD, the department was kind enough to ask for the mayor’s Crisis Response Team to help the family affected by Sunday’s traffic accident.
LAFD’s spokesman Erick Scott added that this could provide some assistance for the family after experiencing such traumatic collision between both cars. Even when the exact causes for the accident remain to be discovered, one of the vehicles may have run a red light, said Valley Traffic Officer J. Rice.
According to the statement released by Rice on Sunday, one of the vehicles involved in the crash could’ve run a red light at the intersection of Haskell Avenue and Parthenia Street. This would explain how one of the vehicles ended up laid on its back and could also suggest the car was speeding, considering the traumatic wreckage following the crash.
Source: Los Angeles Times