According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers, the three-car collision was reported at around 1:20 in the morning, along the southbound lane of Interstate Highway 680 at the Crow Canyon Road off ramp.
Witnesses said that a man in his speeding vehicle struck a BMW convertible that has two passengers inside. Due to the extreme impact of the collision, both cars subsequently hit a large forklift, which eventually struck a pick-up truck in a nearby Caltrans construction zone.
At least one of the vehicles involved leaked its gas, which caught fire shortly after the incident. Additionally, two of the three passengers that were trapped inside the car that caught fire were pronounced dead at the scene while the other one was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.
Consequently, the incident shut down four lanes of the interstate overnight due to the incident.
Further reports claimed that a few hours later, another accident happened at the same area where the first incident occurred. Fortunately, the said accident only left one person with minor injury.
Over speeding is one of the most prevalent causes of car accidents, just like what happened to this tragic accident on Interstate 680. A Los Angeles injury attorney claims that such type of traffic law violation seems unstoppable since many motorists simply ignore the continuous reminders of the federal government regarding maximum speed limits in certain thoroughfares.
In this regard, you should keep in mind that if a driver has been reckless in driving, chances of car accident-related injuries and even deaths are likewise high.