At about 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22nd, seven people were seriously injured in a crash on the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles. According to initial reports from the California Highway Patrol, a vehicle collided with pedestrians on the busway. The Los Angeles Times reported that 50 firefighters responded to the scene of the accident and a SigAlert was issued while authorities investigated.
“After a serious accident, it is important for authorities to gather evidence immediately that will assist them in their investigation,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Los Angeles County accounted for 390 of the 2,373 fatalities and 64,178 of the 207,651 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic accidents in California in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, 177 of the 596 fatalities and 5,215 of the 13,083 injuries suffered by pedestrians in the state occurred in the county.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the seven people who were seriously injured in the 110 Freeway crash involving the busway a full recovery.
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If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.