Shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, one person was killed in a collision with a wrong-way driver in Acton. While traveling southbound in the northbound lane of the 14 Freeway, a motorist collided head-on with another vehicle near Escondido Canyon Road. Emergency responders extricated one victim from the wreckage. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
“When a driver’s negligence results in a fatal collision, he or she may face a wrongful death claim from the family of the victim,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis, “which is a means for the family to obtain compensation for their loss.”
In 2010, 72,010 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents that occurred in Los Angeles County, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS ranked Los Angeles 15th out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. Statewide, 2,720 people were killed in traffic accidents that year.
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 collision with the wrong-way driver.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Acton crash.
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