QUARTZ HILL – A driver died and a child was hospitalized in critical condition following a single-vehicle rollover crash in the Quartz Hill area Friday night, authorities said.
The fatal collision happened around 10:22 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, near the intersection of Avenue L and 40th Street West, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Preliminary investigation indicates a male adult driving a Honda Accord was westbound on Avenue L when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle collided into the northwest shopping center plaza sign and eventually rolled over into the Chase Bank parking lot,” the news release states.
Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics provided aid, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The female child in the vehicle was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital with critical injuries, but is expected to survive, according to sheriff’s officials. The age of the child and name of the victim were not disclosed.
“The cause of the collision is still being investigated. Speed appears to be a factor,” the sheriff’s news release states.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact traffic investigators at the Lancaster Sheriff ‘s Station at 661-948-8466.
UPDATE: The deceased has been identified as 22-year-old Gary Green of Lancaster, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
13 comments for "Man killed, child critically injured in Quartz Hill crash [updated]"
What about the child ?
No one seemed to mention the child that was injured!!!does anyone care???
Many accidents have occurred on this corner,
If you are familiar with the area you would see why.
Need to drive attentive and cautious around that area.
So sad, Rip
Omg Rocky why ? This is so crazy I can’t even believe this !!!! I love you cuzzo, Now your with Boots Give my daughter a hug and kiss I’m so sad dude man life has really changed for everyone with alexis now u gone ..
Life will never be the same, thank you for loving me and caring about me no matter what, everyone would say, you just wanted me to get better for alexis, I’m gonna do it for you guys you gonna be proud I promise. Love you love your Bhristie
He’s dead. Why you talking to him like he’s alive. Cops said when they arrived at the scene he was D.R.T. (Dead Right There).
What’s wrong with people says
Mike that’s just wrong. Leave her to grieve however she feels right.
RIP Rocky, I live right by where the accident happened. It was so sad to see. I’m so grateful your little baby is ok. Her mom seemed to be ok too. Prayers go out to you, your family and everyone affected. May you Rest In Heavenly Peace
… biggest problem we have in the consumer automotive market is, oversized wheels. Fundamentally defective, no engineer worth his salt would ever spec a 20″diameter tire, to be controlled by a 14″ diameter steering wheel. No way to correct the vehicle once it yaws, had that Honda been on 14″ diameter wheels, it would still be sitting shiny side up.
You're not a competent engineer says
How long has it been since you slept to come up with that nonsense?
Dr. Robert says
He’s not referring to static mass. Reciprocating mass (e.g., implication of elevating it).
Henry Taylor says
Dirk, those appear to be stock Honda wheels. So yes a competent engineer did design them.
Numbers don’t lie. Reciprocating mass of these oversized wheels, in tandem with the incremental axle elevation is grotesque. And, it’s inefficient. Downsizing to a 15″ wheel diameter, we’re shaving 5 seconds a lap on the big track, at WIR. In F1, those are Pirelli’s 13s, over 10 seconds a lap faster than WEC’s 20″ Michelin, at Spa-Francorchamps.
Quartz Hill says
My best friend. You were loved by many. My heart is broken.
I’m so happy your daughter is going to be okay.
My condolences to his family.
This is so surreal, I’m at a loss for words.