Shortly after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, two multiple-vehicle collisions on the 210 Freeway injured four people in Pasadena. Three westbound lanes were closed for about an hour as the CHP responded to two separate accidents involving five vehicles, which required firefighters to extricate one person. Emergency responders transported three people to an area hospital.
“Car crashes injure thousands of people every year on California’s roads and highways,” explained auto accident attorney James Ballidis. “State traffic laws ensure that victims of such incidents have recourse through the justice system, specifically through the personal injury claims process.”
Pasadena accounted for 4 of the 346 fatalities and 1,124 of the 62,881 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the crash statistics of cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place being the worst. That year, Pasadena ranked 1st out of 53 cities with populations of between 100,001 and 250,000.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were injured in the multiple-vehicle collisions.
The Pasadena Star-News originally reported this crash.
Additional information on the personal injury claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California auto accident attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.