At about 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, several people were injured in a collision on the 134 Freeway in Pasadena. The crash occurred on the eastbound side of the freeway near Orange Grove Boulevard, causing one vehicle to ignite into flames while occupants were trapped inside and another to overturn multiple times. The accident is under investigation.
“When a motorist’s negligence causes a crash resulting in injuries, the victims may file personal injury claims in order to receive compensation for the expense of their recoveries,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Pasadena accounted for 4 of the 346 fatalities and 1,124 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. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Pasadena ranked 1st out of 53 cities for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to those who were injured in the 134 Freeway collision.
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune originally reported this Pasadena crash.
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