Shortly after midnight on Sunday, September 29, 24-year-old C.J. Saraceno was ejected from a party bus and killed on the 101 Freeway just north of Universal Studios Boulevard in Los Angeles, reported the Los Angeles Times . The victim’s father indicates that he was changing the music near the front of the 2001 Ford F550 bus when it turned, sending him through the door and onto southbound lanes, where multiple vehicles struck him. Saraceno was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:25 a.m. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Throughout Los Angeles County, traffic collisions claimed the lives of 568 people and caused injury to another 71,866 in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s accident data indicate that collisions involving buses and large trucks killed 529 people in 2009, a decrease from the 749 fatalities recorded in 2008.
Under California law, when the negligence of one party causes serious or fatal harm to another, the victims and their families may seek justice through the civil claims process. To learn more about the rights of accident victims and their families, please call 866-981-5596 or visit our website, www.allenflatt.com.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of C.J. Saraceno.