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9 Injured, 2 Teens Killed in Multi-Car Crash in Porter Ranch

The teenage driver faces criminal charges for injuring nine people and killing two teens in a multi-car crash. The driver swerved into traffic and collided with three vehicles

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A tragic collision took place on October 22 in Porter Ranch, California. A reckless maneuver caused by a 20-year-old driver left nine people injured, and two teens killed in a multi-car crash. According to authorities, speed may have been the cause of this fatal accident that implicated four cars.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a multi-vehicle accident around 5:30 p.m. that afternoon. Initial police investigations indicated a black Honda CRV with six passengers was traveling at high speed southbound on Reseda Boulevard when it swerved into the opposite lanes. This maneuver led it to impact a Toyota Venza, which was transporting three people, and a Volkswagen Jetta, with one person. The violence of the crash also caused the Honda to collide with a car parked on the sidewalk.

Among the victims of the accident were Magnus Robinson, 16, and a 14-year-old girl. According to the official report, Robinson was trapped after the collision and died at the scene. The girl was rushed to the hospital, where she died hours later. Both were in the car driven by the alleged perpetrator. The other four people in the Honda, including the driver, were sent to the hospital along with other passengers from the other vehicles.

Officials said that six of the nine people injured in the accident are in serious condition. However, authorities confirmed that all of them are expected to survive.

The driver responsible, still in the hospital, faces criminal charges ranging from six to fifteen years in prison. 

Speed and Recklessness, Possible Cause of Multi-Car Crash

Police suspect speeding is one of the main causes. Lt. Matt Bielsky urged young people to be more prudent and cautious given the recent teen traffic incidents. “It’s heartbreaking to have family members here. For those of us who have families, it is tough to see this all the time. And we’ve been doing this for many years and every time, it is tough dealing with the family members and what they have to go through. We just ask that everybody slow down, especially now that the rainy season is coming up,” Bielsky told the media.

The LAPD also shared a statement to raise awareness of the risks of reckless driving among younger drivers: “Drivers are reminded not to drive under the influence of any intoxicant, to drive at a safe speed, and obey all the rules of the road. Reckless driving behavior carries serious consequences.”

As has been published in recent weeks, there has been an increase in accidents among teenagers. Distraction and recklessness are the number one cause of death among younger drivers – as evidenced by the two teens killed. 

Overall, the data points to auto accidents as the leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. According to the NHTSA, the average number of fatalities in 2019 was more than 2,000. Today, the average is 11 deaths per day. While cell phone use in the car is the most lethal factor, reckless behaviors such as speeding also occupy many fatalities.

9 injured, 2 teens killed in multi-car crash in California. 20-year-old driver faces up to 15 years in prison.

Injured in a Multi-Car Crash? Affected by a Reckless Driver’s Speed? We Can Help

In the wake of increasing traffic incidents, the best possible advice is to be cautious. More and more reckless drivers are causing tragedies like the teens killed in the multi-car crash in Porter Ranch. The death of a child is probably a parent’s worst nightmare. Suffering the grief of losing a son or daughter leaves traumatic consequences for the entire family. 

While the last thing on one’s mind may be to file a complaint, we know from experience that bringing the perpetrator to justice can help ease the pain. If your child or someone you know has suffered wrongful death or catastrophic injury because of a speeding driver, we can help.

Contact our team of Los Angeles personal injury attorneys today. Our experts, with more than 100 years of combined experience, know how to work each case to achieve legal success. If you want financial reward and peace of mind, call us at (800) 310-1606. Your first consultation is completely free.

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