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Mirna Herrera Killed, 5 Injured in Crash on Vanowen Street in North Hollywood

63-year-old Mirna Herrera Dies, 3 Children Hurt

NORTH HOLLYWOOD (April 30, 2016) – Mirna Herrera was killed and five others were injured after a car hit multiple vehicles, struck pedestrians and crashed into a building Saturday afternoon, according to NBC Los Angeles. (map)

The accident occurred about 4:20 p.m. on Vanowen Street.

Los Angeles Police Department said the collision began when a 56-year-old motorist in a white BMW, attempting to pass other cars in the center turning lane, clipped a silver Mustang.

That incident prompted two chain-reaction crashes, forcing the Mustang to ram multiple parked cars. The BMW, meanwhile, struck other vehicles and then jumped the curb.

Police affirmed a 63-year-old woman and three children ages 13, 8, and 7, were walking together down the street when they were hit by the BMW. The car then plowed into a wrought iron fence of an apartment building and ended up on Valentin Deras’ apartment lawn.

As per KTLA, Los Angeles fire said five people were hospitalized. Two adults and two of the girls were listed in critical condition, while the third young victim suffered what authorities described as lesser injuries.

Mirna Herrera died at the hospital, NBC Los Angeles confirmed.

Meanwhile, one of drivers involved, a man, refused to be treated at the scene.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation.


The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the deceased and injured victims and their family and friends during such difficult times.

Most deadly accidents are preventable tragedies. If a negligent party has disregarded the safety of others and has led to the death or injury of a family member, it is likely you may have the right to a wrongful death or a personal injury lawsuit. If your loved one has been a victim of a tragic accident and you believe another person is at fault, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today to speak with one of our experienced lawyers today. With office locations throughout Southern California, give us a call at 800-235-6801 and let us help you.

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