At about 1:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 30, one person was killed and two were injured in a multiple-vehicle crash on the 60 Freeway in Industry. While traveling eastbound, the 26-year-old driver of a 2001 Toyota Corolla crashed into the center divider. When a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck braked to avoid a collision, it was rear-ended by a 2010 Nissan Versa, the impact killing the 23-year-old driver of the Nissan. A 2006 Toyota Camry struck the truck after it came to a stop sideways in the Number 1 and 2 lanes. A passenger in the Camry and in the truck sustained minor injuries. Authorities are investigating the crash.
“When vehicle occupants are killed or injured in a crash, the at-fault driver may be held liable for the cost of their recoveries or their families’ losses,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis.
Industry accounted for 7 of the 346 fatalities and 296 of the 62,881 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Los Angeles 15th out of 58 counties for traffic safety that year; 1st place is the worst possible ranking.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the driver who was killed in the multiple-vehicle collision. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the two people who were injured.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Industry crash.
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