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A 27 year old woman and her two kids were killed after a major collision early Wednesday morning in Hollywood.

The crash was reported just before 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highland and Willoughby avenues, where a large, silver Infiniti SUV suddenly veered into oncoming lanes and smashed into a Dodge Caravan minivan carrying Saida Juana Mendez-Bernardino and her two young kids.

“It sounded like an explosion at first,” said Steve Livingston, a witness to the crash. “I was an EMT in Arizona so I’ve seen accidents. This one, just judging by what I saw of the van, I knew there was going to be some very unfortunate news today for someone’s family.”

The SUV crashed directly into the side of the smaller van, sending it into a light pole, where it came to rest completely caved in and destroyed.

Responding officers from the Los Angeles Police Department reported that 4 year old Stephanie Cruz was killed immediately upon impact. Mendez-Bernardino and her other daughter, 8 year old Hilda Cruz, were rushed to a nearby hospital, but where also pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver of the in Infiniti, said to be a man in his 40s, was also hospitalized, where he is currently listed in stable condition.

Police have also reported that Mendez-Bernardino was taking her kids to Melrose Elementary school at the time of the crash.

The accident forced the closure of the entire area for several hours to allow for police to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident, and to clear the mangled wreckage from the street. “At this time traffic investigators are investigating to see if speed was a factor,” said LAPD Officer Cleon Joseph.

If you or someone you know has been hurt in crash like this, you should seek help. At AA Accident Attorneys, we can help you recover compensation from those at fault in your accident so you can pay off any expensive medical bills or car repair payments that you may have incurred in the ordeal.

Our Los Angeles car accident lawyers are well-trained experts with years of experience handling cases just like yours. We understand your concerns, both as legal professionals and as citizens who share the same roads and live in the same communities.

We can help you win settlement from all of the liable parties involved in your accident to help you onto the road to recovery. We do not charge you a thing for our services until your case is won. Call our accident lawyers today for your free evaluation, and to learn what steps are available to you!

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