Three women were seriously injured this week in hit-and-run accidents in Glendale, reported the Los Angeles Times. The first accident occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 2 when a white utility van struck a 75-year-old woman as she exited a parked vehicle in the 1100 block of Western Avenue. She suffered major trauma and was in critical condition. Then, on the night of Thursday, October 3, the driver of a four-door white or gray compact car ran a red light at the intersection of West California Avenue and Central Avenue and struck two women in a crosswalk. The 73-year-old woman remained in grave condition on Friday, and the 59-year-old woman was receiving treatment for major trauma. Authorities are investigating the accidents.
Traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 100 pedestrians in Glendale in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. Twenty-four of the pedestrians who suffered serous or fatal trauma in accidents were aged 65 or older, with the OTS ranking Glendale 1st out of 53 cities for its incidence of such accidents involving this age group in a rating system in which 1st place is the worst. Hit-and-run was a factor in 40 of the fatal and injury collisions that occurred in the city that year.
Apprehending the driver responsible for a hit-and-run accident can prove crucial to the victims’ ability to seek compensation through the civil claims process for recovery-related expenses, such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To learn more about the civil claims process after an accident, please call 866-981-5596.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the three women who were injured in the hit-and-run accidents.