At about 7 a.m. on Monday, August 27, 32 people were injured, one of them seriously, in a crash involving a Metro Blue Line train and a Metro bus near downtown Los Angeles. The collision occurred at San Pedro Street and Washington Boulevard. Paramedics transported about 20 people to the hospital, one to receive treatment for serious injury. Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.
“After an accident resulting in trauma, the victims may seek compensation from the at-fault party for expenses associated with their recovery,” according to California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Throughout Los Angeles County, traffic collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 72,010 people in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS ranked Los Angeles 15th out of 58 counties for traffic safety in a system in which 1st place is considered the worst.