Six people were injured in Long Beach today after a fiery five car collision that closed the eastbound section of the Artesia Freeway (91). At least one individual was critically injured and taken to an area hospital for medical treatment after the wreck. The auto accident occurred between Cherry Avenue and Paramount Boulevard., around 4:50 a.m. and involved several automobiles.
One of the cars caught on fire shortly after impact and Long Beach firefighters were sent to the scene to extinguish the flames. Firemen also had to rescue a couple of individuals who were trapped in their cars. Paramedics arrived on the scene and treated most of the injuries on site—one person was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
While the cause of the crash is unknown, the outcome is unmistakable—people were injured and one of them rather seriously. In the wake of the accident, fault will be assigned and someone will be held accountable for damage sustained during the collision. Accident victims will then be able to obtain compensation for their suffering. If you have been involved in a similar accident, don’t hesitate to contact one of our personal injury lawyers. Via a free consultation, we will be able to assess your case and help put you on the road to obtaining the money you deserve and the medical treatment you need.