Two Cars Burn in the Aftermath of Fatal Accident on 60 Freeway

burning car on highway

We all have auto insurance in place to help us deal with the unexpected. A branch could fall and hit your car, you could lose control on an icy road, or you could be involved in a car-on-car collision. While we offer different kinds of policies to cover all of these situations and more, sometimes, just car insurance isn’t enough. On February 16th, two cars sat completely engulfed in flames on the eastbound 60 Freeway after an accident that occurred at roughly 5:45 that morning.

The accident took place near Monterey Park, creating widespread traffic problems in the area due to the closure of four lanes following the accident. Two lanes remained open as emergency responders attempted to extinguish the flames and save those involved in the accident. The California Highway Patrol issued a Sig alert shortly after the accident occurred, informing incoming traffic of the accident and lane closure.

Of the two people involved in the collision, only one perished in the fiery collision. Surprisingly, the other driver sustained only minor injuries, and the four lanes closed by the accident were reopened at roughly 9 that morning, only a little more than three hours after the accident originally occurred. Images and video of the accident show tall pillars of flame emanating from each vehicle after the collision and an alleged explosion. The driver that didn’t survive the accident was only 30 years old, and our thoughts go out to the friends and family of the deceased. It is still unclear which party was responsible for the accident.

This horrible accident may spark worry in some who are unsatisfied with their California auto insurance, and it’s normal for questions to start cropping up after seeing a horrible accident like this. What am I really covered for? How much coverage would I need if the worst should happen? Is my family taken care of? If your car is totaled, will your insurance help you get to work the next day?

We offer a wide variety of plans to help you regain your peace of mind, including…
– State-required liability insurance
– Collision insurance
– Comprehensive insurance
– Uninsured motorist insurance
– No fault insurance

We also offer a wide variety of health and life insurance options available to protect you in the absolute worst of situations. Not sure what kind of coverage you need or what unexpected events are covered by each policy? Contact us today and our highly trained and knowledgeable insurance experts would be more than happy to guide you through the process of choosing and purchasing an auto insurance or life insurance plan that’s right for the needs of you and your family.

The eastbound 60 Freeway should no longer be effected by this accident, despite the three-hour closure on the day of the accident. All debris is reportedly cleared from the area and all lanes are now open.

Were you effected by this tragic and horrific accident? Are you covered for situations like these? Share your questions, comments, and thoughts in the comments section below.