At about 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16th, a car slammed into a luxury auto dealership in Los Angeles, the impact seriously injuring a female passenger. While traveling in the 1800 block of La Cienega Boulevard, a Lincoln Town Car crashed into Specialty Craft Car. Witnesses reported that the driver removed the passenger, a woman in her early 30s, from the wreckage before fleeing on foot. Several vehicles in the shop were damaged, including a Ferrari and a Lamborghini. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a passenger is injured in a collision resulting from the negligence of a driver, he or she may seek compensation from the driver for expenses incurred during recovery,” explained California personal injury attorney James Ballidis, “such as from medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.”
Hit-and-run accidents claimed the lives of 185 people and injured another 20,260 throughout California in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Driving while intoxicated or without a license are two of the most common reasons for which drivers flee the scene of a collision.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the passenger who was seriously injured when the car she was riding in slammed into the luxury auto dealership early this morning.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this crash.
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