At about 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, one person was killed and three others were injured in a multiple-vehicle collision in Sun Valley. While traveling westbound in the 8300 block of La Tuna Canyon Road, a motorist lost control on the slick roadway and swerved into the opposing lane of traffic, colliding with two vehicles. Emergency responders pronounced one of the vehicle occupants dead at the scene. Three victims were transported to area hospitals, their trauma ranging from moderate to major. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“The victims of motor vehicle collisions may seek compensation for recovery-related expenses by filing personal injury claims against the at-fault driver,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis. “In the event that the accident proves fatal, the family of the victim may pursue a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver.”
In 2010, the California Office of Traffic Safety recorded 72,010 collisions that resulted in injury or death in Los Angeles County. The OTS ranked Los Angeles 15th out of the state’s 58 counties for the number of fatal and injury accidents that occurred there that year; 1st place is the worst possible ranking. Statewide, 2,720 people lost their lives in crashes.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the person who was killed in the multiple-vehicle collision. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the three people who were injured.
The Los Angeles Daily News originally reported this Sun Valley accident.
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