On the road, cause and effect rule supreme. A single decision can lead to tragedy. One relatively minor problem can lead to massive injuries and property damage… or even cost someone their life.
This is what happened last Friday on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in Alhambra. A minor issue caused a chain reaction, culminating in a three-vehicle crash, resulting in injuries and death according to My News LA.
On Friday evening, around 5:15 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers were called in to help a stalled vehicle on the freeway. A 2015 Toyota was blocking the No. 1 lane of the toll lanes near Atlantic Boulevard.
As officers headed out that way, the stalled Toyota led to greater tragedy. A 2018 Nissan SUV crashed into the Toyota. The driver, a man from Duarte, apparently didn’t see the stalled vehicle until it was too late. This collision expanded as the chain-reaction crash also came to involve a 2018 Ford.
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The drivers of all three vehicles sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, the driver of the Nissan died as a result of his injuries. According to Officer K. Lowell, the other two drivers, a man and a woman, 25 years old and 26 years old, respectively, had only minor injuries.
While alcohol was not suspected as a factor in the accident, death, injury, and property damage has all resulted from this chain of cause and effect.