Uber Car Crash Killed Three Passengers and Injured Three Others in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA (August 27, 2023) – Three passengers, Juvelyn Arroyo (23), Veronica Amezola (23), and Kimberly Izquierdo (27) succumbed to fatal injuries after an Uber car crash in Los Angeles. Three involved individuals are also in critical condition. According to KTLA, the crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Three passengers, Juvelyn Arroyo, Veronica Amezola, and Kimberly Izquierdo, succumbed to fatal injuries after an Uber car crash in Los Angeles. Three involved individuals are also in critical condition.
Three Uber passengers succumbed to fatal injuries in an Uber car crash after a speeding driver collided with a fully occupied Uber vehicle. Three others are in critical condition.
According to California Highway Patrol, the multi-vehicle crash occurred shortly before 5:30 a.m. in Los Angeles’ Westmont neighborhood, near the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Century Boulevard.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as Juvelyn Arroyo, 23, Veronica Amezola, 23, and Kimberly Izquierdo, 27.
According to the reports, a white Mercedes-Benz sedan, traveling at an excessive speed, reportedly attempted to run a red light while heading northbound on Vermont Avenue.
Unfortunately, it collided head-on with a black Honda sedan driven by an Uber rideshare driver.
The impact of the crash sent the Honda into a spin across the roadway.
Responding officers then discovered at least one individual ejected from a vehicle lying in the street. They also had to extract one of the victims.
Furthermore, paramedics rushed the Mercedes driver, Uber driver, and the front passenger of the rideshare vehicle to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance with critical injuries. Both were conscious at the time of transport.
Moreover, eyewitnesses recounted the harrowing moments leading up to the collision, with claims that the Uber was stationary, awaiting a left turn when the speeding Mercedes-Benz crashed into it.
Victor Gonzalez, a witness at the scene, recounted, “They were probably trying to beat the light but didn’t see the other driver, and that’s when the collision happened. [The Mercedes] was probably going 80 or 85.”
Gonzalez attempted to aid the victims but found them unresponsive.
In response to the tragedy, an Uber spokesperson expressed their sorrow, “We are heartbroken, and our thoughts are with the families of those involved in this devastating crash. We hope the driver and rider who survived recover swiftly.”
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In this case, the family members of Juvelyn Arroyo, Veronica Amezola, and Kimberly Izquierdo in this Uber car crash can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
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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Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the families and friends of Juvelyn Arroyo, Veronica Amezola, and Kimberly Izquierdo.
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