Los Angeles police officials have identified a pregnant woman who was killed in a November 26, 2008 traffic accident on the Sepulveda Pass as 20-year-old Mirsa Carrillo of Reseda. Carrillo and her fetus were killed in the fatal 11/26/08 head-on collision.
Three children and four adults suffered minor injuries in the accident. Carrillo was transported to a local hospital, but doctors were unable to save Carrillo or her fetus. Our source for this blog is this news report in the Los Angeles Daily News.
No further details have been released about this horrific accident and no one has been cited or arrested pending a police investigation.
My heart goes out to the family of Mirsa Carrillo. It is horrible to lose a family member and even more heartbreaking to lose a much-expected, unborn member of the family. Please keep this family in your prayers. I’m glad that no one else suffered catastrophic injuries in this auto accident, which could have been a lot worse.
There are a lot of questions that arise from this incident. How did the head-on crash occur? Did the other driver run a red light? Was the other driver distracted or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs? When LAPD concludes their accident investigation, we should have information about who or what was responsible for this tragic crash that took two lives and injured several people.
I’d urge the family of Mirsa Carrillo and the other injured victims to retain the services of an experienced Southern California auto accident attorney, who will be able to help identify the responsible parties in this fatal head-on collision. Those who were responsible must be brought to justice. If alcohol or drugs were involved criminal manslaughter or murder charges could be likely.
A skilled California personal injury lawyer will also be able to determine whether this accident was caused by a dangerous intersection or hazardous roadway condition. If those were factors that contributed to this collision, then the city or government agency responsible for maintaining that roadway or intersection could be held liable. Please remember that any claim against a public entity or government agency must be filed within six months of the accident.