Shortly before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, a car accident seriously injured four male vehicle occupants in Reseda. While traveling southbound on Balboa Boulevard, the driver allowed the car to drift into another lane, collide with the curb, and slam into a tree near Haynes Street. Two of the young men were trapped in the wreckage and required extrication; the other two men were able to climb out on their own. Emergency responders transported them to area hospitals to receive treatment for major trauma. Authorities do not suspect that alcohol was a contributing factor and are investigating the crash.
“Passengers injured in a collision may hold the negligent driver liable for the expense of their recoveries,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis, “including for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
While the nation’s incidence of fatal motor vehicle collisions decreased 1.9 percent, from 32,999 in 2010 to 32,367 in 2011, declines were not recorded in all states, including California. Traffic fatalities rose from 2,720 in 2010 to 2,791 in the state, a 2.6 percent increase. After Texas, California led the nation for the highest number of crash deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s current records.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the four men who were injured in the car accident this morning.
The Los Angeles Daily News originally reported this Reseda crash.
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