On March 22, one child was killed and several others were injured after colliding with a wrong-way driver on the 60 Freeway. The crash occurred around 4 a.m. in Industry.
According to KTLA, the incident began with a separate crash near Crossroads Parkway. This crash caused a 2016 Hyundai Sonata to spin out.
The driver of the Sonata then proceeded to travel eastbound on the westbound lanes. He was driving “at a high rate of speed” before colliding with four other vehicles. Immediately after the auto accident, the at-fault driver fled from the scene on foot.
THE VICTIMS OF THE HIT-AND-RUN AUTO ACCIDENT
The Hyundai Sonata and a 2015 Toyota Corolla suffered major damage as a result of the accident. In addition, two semi-trucks suffered a moderate amount of damage.
An 11-year-old girl was a passenger in the Corolla and was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Corolla was a 50-year-old man from Moreno Valley. He suffered major lacerations to his face. For his injuries, he was sent to LAC+USC Medical Center.
A 55-year-old man from Pico Rivera was the driver of one of the semi-trucks. He suffered minor pain in his right shoulder. A man driving a 2020 Kia Rio and the other semi-truck driver fortunately suffered no injuries.
The westbound freeway was closed for hours because of the hit-and-run collision. Around 7:20 a.m. one lane reopened. By about 9:15 a.m. all lanes were completely reopened.
THE AT-FAULT DRIVER IN THE HIT-AND-RUN AUTO ACCIDENT
According to CHP, the Hyundai Sonata was stolen. The license plate of the vehicle is 8MJU89. The at-fault driver was said to be a man wearing light-colored clothing and running barefoot while he was fleeing the scene of the accident. Also, he was described as either a white or Hispanic man in his 30s.
Moreover, authorities have been unable to find the location of the at-fault driver. In fact, they have been asking for the public’s help in tracking his exact location.
CHP Officer Zachary Salazar said that the at-fault driver “may have appeared distraught or potentially injured as a result of that collision.”
Accidents like these should never happen and it is a true tragedy when one does occur. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families.
If you have any questions regarding a hit-and-run case, you should contact a Personal Injury Attorney immediately.