Los Angeles, CA (March 24, 2022) – Sera Aintablian (20) died in a tragic car crash on the 101 Freeway near the Tujunga Boulevard off-ramp in North Hollywood, Los Angeles. According to CBS News, the incident happened at around 2:00 am on Thursday.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), UCLA student Aintablian drove eastbound on the 101 Freeway. Then, she lost control of the car and swerved into a guard rail, splitting the car in two. Reports mentioned that there was also another vehicle that hit Aintablian’s car as it drove by.
Sera Aintablian died after her car crashed into a guard rail and split in half.
Aintablian was ejected from the wreck due to the impact of the collision. Responders pronounced the UCLA student dead at the scene. Meanwhile, responders rushed the two occupants of the other vehicle for moderate injuries.
Photojournalist Howard Raishbrook shared with CBS News, “I’ve been looking at crashes for 20 years, and we’ve seen some horrific instances, but half the car on the freeway, half the car off the freeway, it was devastating.”
Raishbrook went to Aintablian’s aid and performed CPR. “I had to try something, I mean I know it’s a dangerous situation, cars still flying past, I could smell gasoline, car’s in half, it was kind of on a dark corner,” he said.
Aintablian’s boyfriend arrived at the scene. He was on the phone with Aintablian shortly before the crash. After the accident, authorities closed southbound lanes of the 101 Freeway as well as the Tujunga Boulevard offramp.
Aintablian was a UCLA student who had graduated from the AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School in Pasadena. According to KCBS-TV, The 20-year old only child was truly gifted and received many accolades during her schooling.
According to Pasadena Now, the wonderful young lady, who had her eyes set on medical school aimed to inspire Armenian-American students to pursue their dreams.
Aintablian chose to study Microbiology in UCLA for college after being accepted by UCI, UCSB, UC Davis and being waitlisted at UC Berkeley.
Her whole community is mourning the loss of this intelligent, selfless, and uplifting young woman. Her family and friends organized a GoFund me campaign which aims to support the programs that Sera was passionate about. You may visit the Sera Aintablian Memorial Fund on GoFund me here.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Los Angeles
Sera Aintablian’s family members may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. They can seek damages for loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional distress following a catastrophic accident such as this tragic incident.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
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Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Sera Aintablian.
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