Shortly before 7:11 a.m. on Monday, May 28th, a woman and two children were killed in a crash in the Willowbrook community of Los Angeles. The collision between the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV in which they were riding and a Cadillac occurred at the intersection of South Mona Boulevard and East 119th Street. A 1-year-old boy in the Tahoe sustained moderate trauma and was transported to the hospital, as was the woman who was injured in the accident; she later died there. Two girls, ages 8 and 3, were pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses prevented the driver of the Cadillac from fleeing the scene. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When the negligence of a driver causes a collision resulting in injury or fatality, the driver may be held liable for the cost of the victims’ recoveries or their families’ losses,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
The California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System for 2009, the year for which the most current statistics are available, indicates that traffic collisions claimed the lives of 390 passenger vehicle occupants and injured another 64,178 throughout Los Angeles County. That year, there were 3,081 traffic fatalities in the state.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the woman and two children who were killed in the crash on Monday. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the boy who was injured.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Willowbrook collision.
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