Shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 2, seven people were injured, four of them seriously, in a rollover accident near Granada Hills. A Ford Explorer overturned on the northbound side of the 405 Freeway near San Fernando Mission Boulevard. Emergency responders transported two boys, ages 1 and 6, and a 19-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman to area hospitals to receive treatment for major trauma. The other three victims declined transport for emergency medical attention. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“Passengers injured in a motor vehicle collision may file personal injury claims against the negligent driver in order to obtain compensation for the medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering associated with the trauma,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis.
Throughout Los Angeles County, 72,010 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents that occurred in 2010, 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 collisions in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. Statewide, 2,720 people lost their lives in crashes.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the seven people who were injured in the rollover accident in Granada Hills.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this crash.
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