A limo crash in California injured 11 people, with five of them seriously hurt.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the crash happened around 8:15 p.m. in Santa Clarita, California, Saturday night near northbound Interstate 5. The limousine that was carrying nine people crashed into two other vehicles that were heading eastbound, L.A. Cuny Sheriff’s Lt. Derek Sabatini said. The limo was exiting on Newhall Ranch Road from I-5 when the accident happened.
The most seriously injured victims were traveling in the limo, Sabatini said. An official cause for the limo crash hasn’t been determined yet.
According to the report, the injured passengers were taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, and Northridge Hospital Medical Center.
A tweet from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Office alerted drivers to road closures due to the accident.
“***Traffic Alert***: E/B Newhall Ranch Rd is CLOSED at N/B 5 FWY re: Traffic Accident. Please use alternate route
In photos of the limousine from other various reports, it was a long white-colored model.
This is a developing story.
As unfortunate as this multi-car accident is, no one was killed like in the limo crash that happened in Long Island on July 18 when several women were traveling in a limousine, celebrating a friend’s upcoming wedding. The car was rammed by another driver, who was believed to be intoxicated. Four women were killed in the accident and four others were severely injured.
According to a People report published on Friday, one of the victims of that crash is suing both drivers and their companies. Olga Lipets, 24, from Brooklyn filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking unspecified damages for the injuries she suffered in the July 18 crash in Cutchogue.
Steven Romeo, 58, from Bethpage was allegedly driving drunk when his truck slammed into the limo Lipets and her other friends were in. The luxury car was nearly cut in two when the fatal accident occurred.
According to court documents, Lipets is suing Romeo, the company he co-owns, the limo driver, and his employer.
Lipets’ attorney, Jason Paris, says the young woman has undergone several surgeries due to her injuries in the limo crash.
The four women killed in the Long Island limo crash were Brittany Schulman, 23, of Smithtown; Lauren Baruch, 24, of Smithtown; Stephanie Belli, 23, of Kings Park; and Amy Grabina, 23, of Commack. Those injured in the accident besides Lipets were Joelle Dimonte, 25, of Elwood; Melissa Angela Crai, 23 of Scarsdale; and Alicia Arundel, 24, of Setauket.
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