Hawaii Woman Victim in Crash After Being Ejected from Vehicle and Struck by Oncoming Car on 405 Freeway
LONG BEACH, CA (April 15, 2019)
A 77-year-old woman died from injuries sustained after a collision caused her to be ejected from the vehicle she was riding in just after 9:30 P.M. on the evening of April 15, 2019.
The victim, identified as Judith Blankenfeld from Hawaii, was riding in the rear passenger side of a Tesla that was traveling southbound on the San Diego 405 Freeway when the driver, a 78-year-old man from San Clemente, made a sudden turn, causing the vehicle to hit a concrete curb and then an unoccupied Chevrolet.
Fatal Collision on 405 Freeway Leaves One Woman Dead After Being Ejected from Vehicle
The impact from crashing into the Chevy tore the right rear passenger side door of the Tesla off, ejecting Blankenfeld, who was then hit by an oncoming BMW. She was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, the driver and a second passenger in the Tesla, a 73-year-old female also from San Clemente, both suffered minor injuries but refused transport to a hospital.
It’s unknown at this time what caused the driver to make the sudden unsafe turn.
Car Accident Investigation and Liability
Authorities will continue to investigate the crash in discovery of the circumstances leading up to the crash. Although the investigation is still ongoing, the family of Judith Blankenfield will have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim. The family members suffering a loss may be entitled to recovery for funeral costs, loss of future income, and loss of companionship.
All other injured accident victims may be entitled to personal injury claims, where they may seek compensation for medical bills and pain and suffering.
Long Beach Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Accident Lawyers
If you have lost a loved one have been involved in a traffic accident caused by another motorist and you are looking for guidance, contact Bond & Taylor for legal help today at 833-266-3534.