Sherman Oaks, Calif. – Firefighters of the Los Angeles Fire Department had to free a critically injured passenger who was trapped from a car that slammed into a tree along Sherman Oaks last Tuesday.

LAPD reported that at around 7:55 o’clock that evening, a driver was running at top speed, going west on Chandler Boulevard in the vicinity of Coldwater Canyon Ave., when for unknown reason he lost control. The 20-year-old driver died at the scene while his woman passenger sustained critical injuries after the vehicle hit a tree along Sherman Oaks that Tuesday night.

The accident caused the death of the operator at the scene while his female passenger was trapped inside and had to be extricated from the wreckage. She was brought to the Hospital of Cedars-Sinai where she was hospitalized and listed under serious condition.

The police did not release identities of both victims pending upon notification of nearest kin.

Due to the mishap, the Orange Line buses of Metro Los Angeles were temporarily rerouted.

Authorities confirmed that one male died and a female was critical after a traffic accident in Sherman Oaks.

Firefighters pointed the specific place of the crash in Block 12900 block along Chandler Boulevard.

Hovering news helicopter presented an aerial footage over the crash that showed that one vehicle crashed into a tree.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene while his female passenger sustained life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are probing the cause of the crash: it might be speed, road condition, distraction, weather, impairment due to drugs or alcohol and even mechanical failure.

The 20-year-old driver was killed after his car crashed into a tree in Sherman Oaks Tuesday night that critically injured his passenger.

Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department clarified that the accident happened at Block 12900 at Chandler’s near Coldwater Canyon at about 8:00 o’clock in the evening.

LAPD officer Sara Faden said that more details of what led the collision will be released after the investigation.

In the United States, car accidents have become a serious epidemic. It is substantiated by statistics that roughly 10 million people are involved in road mishaps per year. According to the CDCP, it is considered as the top one cause of death for young Americans. It is a fact that car accidents result to needless injuries and death that cause great devastation year after year.

According to the U.S. DOT, speeding is one of the biggest factors for car accident at present. The desire for speed along the road contributed around a third of all car accidents in America. Motorists must learn to slow down and leave adequate time to get to their destination. Utilizing an extra 10 minutes to leave for an appointment is not a waste of time but a potential option of saving one’s life, as well as the life of other commuters on the road.

Accident victims have rights. If you or your loved one has been harmed or fatally injured in a vehicular accident caused by the negligence of a distracted driver, contact  car accident lawyer now for free consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.

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