At about 2:17 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, six people were injured in a multiple-vehicle crash on the 405 Freeway in Hawthorne. While traveling southbound in a 1999 Audi, a 34-year-old man veered onto the right shoulder near the 105 Freeway, colliding with a disabled vehicle; he proceeded to swerve back into lanes, where he struck four other cars. Emergency responders transported five people to area hospitals; another man sustained minor trauma but declined treatment. Authorities arrested four of the drivers involved in the crash, possibly for DUI-related charges.
“Motorists injured in collisions have recourse through California’s civil justice system,” explained car accident attorney James Ballidis, “and may pursue personal injury claims in order to obtain compensation for recovery-related expenses.”
Motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives or caused injury to 427 people in Hawthorne in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. The OTS ranked Hawthorne 2nd out of 103 cities of a similar size for its incidence of alcohol-related crashes in a 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 six people who were injured in the multiple-vehicle crash on the 405 Freeway.
MercuryNews.com originally reported this Hawthorne collision.
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