Four people were killed on the spot following a horrific wrong-way crash on the 71 Freeway near Chino Hills. According to the police, an as-yet unidentified driver was driving a white 2021 Volvo S60 going northbound on the southbound 71 Freeway lanes. The white Volvo crashed into a black 2018 Volvo. Both vehicles spun out and made contact with other cars nearby. The four occupants in the two Volvos were pronounced dead at the scene, while the other drivers involved in the accident escaped with only minor injuries.
How do wrong-way accidents happen?
For most drivers, driving on the wrong side of the road is unthinkable. In most cases, such accidents occur when a driver is somehow impaired and doesn’t realize they’re driving the wrong way. If you’re ever involved in such a crash, you must speak with an experienced California accident lawyer as soon as possible as in certain situations you may lose the right to sue the other driver and recover damages.