Girl, 17, Critically Injured in Car Accident on Northbound 5 Freeway, South of San Fernando Mission Boulevard
MISSION HILLS, CA– A 17-year-old girl sustained critical injuries after a car accident on Friday around 8:45 a.m.. The crash happened on the northbound 5 freeway, south of San Fernando Mission Boulevard.
The teen girl was driving the 2008 Honda Accord when she hit a piece of metal debris while on the Golden State Freeway in Mission Hills, The piece of metal pierced through her windshield, hitting her and causing her to lose control of her car and strike three other cars near her.
Inside the car with her were two other female drivers, aged 16 and 17. All the young women were from the city of Burbank.
One of the passengers attempted to grab the driver’s wheel in a vain attempt to regain control of the vehicle after the driver veered off the road, but it was too late. The Honda swerved across the freeway, hit two trucks that were pulling car trailers, one of which was parked alongside the right side of the highway.
The female teen driver was severely injured and had to be rushed via ambulance to Holy Cross Hospital where she was considered to be in critical condition. The other two female passengers in the Honda did sustain injuries but did not require hospitalization.
This accident is still being investigated by authorities.
“Parties injured are strongly advised to go to a nearby medical center following a traffic collision if one denies emergency assistance. It can sometimes take several days after the initial collision for pains to set in so it’s recommended to get checked out. All injured drivers and passengers are subject to a claim against the negligent motorist responsible,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law, a personal injury law firm.
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