Shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 24, two women were seriously injured in a semi crash in Woodland Hills. While traveling northbound on Topanga Canyon Boulevard, a black Mercedes-Benz rear-ended a semi hauling tires near Victory Boulevard. Emergency responders extricated the women from the wreckage and transported them to area hospitals. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“Collisions involving semi trucks often cause serious trauma to the occupants of passenger vehicles,” explained California truck accident lawyer James Ballidis. “In such cases, the victims may file personal injury claims against the at-fault party in order to be compensated for recovery-related expenses.”
The California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System indicates that motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of 346 people and injured another 62,881 in 2010. Large trucks were involved in 47 of the fatal and 1,535 of the injury crashes that occurred in the county that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the two women who were seriously injured in the semi crash.
The Los Angeles Daily News originally reported this Woodland Hills semi crash.
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