At about 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 7, a drunk driver struck and seriously injured a grandmother and her two young granddaughters in Glassell Park. The group was traversing a crosswalk in the 2600 block of San Fernando Road when the vehicle hit them, the impact causing the 14-year-old girl to sustain a broken pelvis and leg, as well as trauma to the face; her 6-year-old sister suffered head trauma. Paramedics transported them all to the hospital. Authorities arrested the driver on suspicion of DUI.
“When a driver violates traffic safety laws and causes an accident, he or she may face criminal charges and civil actions,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis. “The state will hold the driver accountable for breaking the law and the victims for damages suffered due to injury or loss.”
Los Angeles County ranks among the worst in the state for pedestrian safety, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. In 2010, the OTS ranked Los Angeles 2nd out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury collisions involving pedestrians; 1st place is the worst possible ranking.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the grandmother and two girls who were struck and seriously injured by the drunk driver.
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