The crash involved two smaller vehicles, a truck, and a transit bus and occurred at 8:40 p.m. on Citrus Avenue at Gladstone Street. Police arrived at the scene; however, a nearby resident was the first to assist the victims.
Daniel Romero lives down the street from the location of the accident and ran out to help after he heard a loud crash. He attempted to give CPR to the 4-year-old girl before medical examiners arrived.
The girl whose identity has not been released was a passenger in one of the two vehicles, but police are not completely sure which at this point. She was airlifted to a hospital, but unfortunately she could not be saved.
Additionally, two adults and two children were injured and transported to a hospital. Two bus passengers suffered minor wounds and only one was taken to the hospital; the other was treated on the scene.
The cause of the accident is still under heavy investigation. Police found children’s seats in one of the cars, but they are not sure whether they were secured correctly or if that was the victim’s vehicle.
The conditions of the injured passengers are also unknown at this time, but no further fatalities have been reported. This accident is incredibly unfortunate for the community and for all of those involved.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, contact a Los Angeles car accident attorney who will assist you with identifying negligence, filing insurance claims; and can ensure that you receive the highest possible compensation for the damages that you have suffered, including punitive damages in the event of serious injury or death.