Two people are dead and four more are in serious condition following a severe crash in Northridge, according to police. California authorities in Los Angeles responded to the fatal car accident, which claimed the life of a driver and passenger in one of the two vehicles involved in the crash. It is unclear what caused the accident, but police have not filed charges against the surviving driver at this time. 

According to the limited information provided in the report, the violent car crash took place around 2 p.m. the afternoon of Jan. 26. A sports coupe and a passenger sedan collided, causing serious damage to both vehicles. The passenger in the sports vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. He would be pronounced dead later that day. 

The driver and front passenger in the sedan were trapped in their vehicle and had to be extricated. They were taken to a local hospital in conditions also described as critical. The two rear passengers were also hospitalized, though their conditions were described as serious. All individuals involved in the accident were adults, and police have yet to rule out negligence, recklessness or intoxication as potential factors in the crash.

Depending upon the outcome of the police investigation, it is possible the driver of the sedan could face charges with regard to the fatal car accident. However, it is also possible the deceased sports car driver could be found responsible, in which case criminal charges would not be filed posthumously. In either case, the other injured parties and the families of the deceased could be entitled to file wrongful death and/or personal injury lawsuits in California civil court against any party or parties deemed responsible for the accident.