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West Covina, CA (January 2, 2020) – Authorities have now released the identities of those involved in a multi-vehicle collision that killed one person and left four others injured. The serious crash took place on the I-10 Freeway near Holt Avenue at around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 30th.
Officials with the California Highway Patrol stated that Amado Santos, 60, of Sun Valley, was traveling in a Chevrolet van when he struck the back of a Smart car being operated by 27-year-old Yuan Zhang, of Chino Hills. The force of the crash caused Zhang’s vehicle to collided with a 2008 Chrysler SUV operated by 43-year-old Jorge Vidana, of La Puente. The SUV subsequently struck a sedan operated by Jaynene Owens, 40, of Covina.
According to police, a passenger in the smart car was quickly transported to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center where he was sadly pronounced deceased a short time later. All four drivers involved in the crash were hospitalized with various injuries. The investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.
Researchers have stated that traffic-related injuries were responsible for the deaths of 3,563 people throughout the state of California just in 2018, alone. A multitude of many different factors such as intoxicated or distracted driving commonly triggers such collisions, significantly raising the chances that a motor vehicle accident in California will end with catastrophic effects for those involved.
At The May Firm, we will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on the path forward. If you have lost a family member or suffered an injury as the result of another person’s inattentive behavior, please call us at (844) 629-3476 or leave us a message to receive a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.
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