At about 9:15 a.m., a two-vehicle crash killed a bystander who was sitting in a wheelchair in Redondo Beach. The collision occurred at the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and MacKay Lane, the impact sending one of the vehicles onto the sidewalk where a man was sitting in a wheelchair at a bus stop. Paramedics transported the man to a hospital, where his was pronounced dead. Authorities are investigating the cause of the collision.
“When innocent bystanders are fatally injured in an accident, their families may hold the negligent driver accountable for their loss,” explained California personal injury attorney James Ballidis, “oftentimes in the form of a wrongful death claim.”
In 2010, 307 people were killed or injured in traffic collisions that occurred in Redondo Beach, 24 of whom were pedestrians, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS ranked Redondo Beach 27th out of 103 cities with similarly sized populations in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the bystander in the wheelchair who was killed in the two-vehicle collision.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Redondo Beach crash.
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