At about 3 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, a collision on the 710 Freeway in Long Beach claimed the lives of two people. The accident, which involved multiple vehicles, including a taxi, occurred on the southbound side of the freeway near the Del Amo Boulevard exit. One of the victims may have been ejected from one of the vehicles. Authorities are investigating the crash.
“In California, when a family loses a loved one to a motor vehicle collision, they may file a wrongful death claim in order to hold the negligent party liable for their loss,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Long Beach accounted for 19 of the 346 fatalities and 1,986 of the 62,881 injuries suffered in crashes that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Of the crashes that occurred between 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m. in the city that year, 177 resulted in injury or death.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the two people who were killed in the collision on the 710 Freeway.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Long Beach crash.
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