At about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, four people were killed in a two-vehicle collision in Lancaster, reported the Los Angeles Times. While traveling near the intersection of East Avenue G and 10th Street East, a Honda Civic ran a stop sign and crashed into a Toyota Tacoma. Two adults and two teenagers lost their lives in the accident. Several more people suffered trauma. Authorities are investigating the crash.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current accident data indicate that 1,051 people were killed or injured in collisions in Lancaster in 2010. The OTS ranked Lancaster 4th out of 53 cities with populations of 100,000 to 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes that year; 1st place is the worst possible rankings. Across California, 2,720 people lost their lives in crashes.
Under state law, families who lose loved ones to traffic accidents may file wrongful death claims in order to hold the negligent parties liable for their losses.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the four people who were killed in the two-vehicle collision.