A tragic accident resulted in one death and two injured after a truck rear-ended two cars on the 405 freeway this morning.
At least one person was pronounced dead at the scene, another person was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries and a third was evaluated and released, officials said. Two others left the scene on their own, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Eric French said.
Jorge Nuno, 28, said he was driving to his restaurant job in Van Nuys in his Toyota Sierra when traffic slowed down to a stop. He said he then he saw a large white pickup truck bearing down on his vehicle and a car behind him.
“I had time to see it, but I didn’t have time to do anything,” he said. “He was coming really fast.” Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov 2014.
Eyewitnesses stated that the deceased victim was possibly in the middle car, but that the person who caused the accident survived. Witnesses tried to help, but were unable to save the victim.
It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the accident, but they believed it was a chain reaction.
Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and loved ones.
Photo by Irfan Khan for Los Angeles Times.