Shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday, October 26, a motorist crashed into a Target in Canoga Park, seriously injuring three people. The driver, a woman in her 70s, crashed her sedan through the entrance of the store, which is located at 6800 N. Owensmouth Avenue, and traveled 50 feet into the electronics department. Emergency responders transported three people to area hospitals to receive treatment for major trauma. Police are investigating the crash.
“Under California law, those who are injured in a crash may hold the negligent driver liable for the expenses associated with their recoveries,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
In Los Angeles County, traffic-related accidents resulted in 568 fatalities and 71,866 injuries in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Los Angeles ranked 15th out of 58 counties in the state for traffic safety that year in a California Office of Traffic Safety rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the three people who were seriously injured when the motorist crashed into the Target.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Canoga Park crash.
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