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Hollywood: Girl Killed, Three Seriously Injured in Car Accident

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Shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29, a 6-year-old girl was killed and three others-a girl, 2, a woman, 25, and a man, 40-were seriously injured in a car accident in Hollywood. The two-vehicle collision occurred in the 800 block of North Highland Avenue. Authorities are investigating the crash.

“When a motor vehicle collision causes occupants to sustain serious or fatal trauma, the at-fault party may be held liable for expenses associated with the injury or loss suffered by the victims or their families,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis.

Nationwide, traffic fatalities declined by 1.7 percent from 32,885 in 2010 to 32,310 in 2011, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s statistical projection. If the agency’s projections for 2011 are realized, the incidence of traffic fatalities will be the lowest the government has recorded since 1949. Decreases in such deaths, however, were not observed in all states: California recorded a 3.3 percent increase.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the girl who was killed in the car accident this morning. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the three people who were seriously injured.

The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Hollywood crash.

Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on filing an injury or a wrongful death claim, are available to the public free of charge through our office.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to discuss a specific legal matter with a California car accident attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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