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Jefferson Park: Car Accident Results in One Fatality, One Arrest


At about 2:35 a.m. on Saturday, June 16th, a car accident in the Jefferson Park district of Los Angeles resulted in one fatality and one arrest. The crash occurred in the 4300 block of West Adams Boulevard, the impact throwing one of the motorists into the parking lot of a gas station near the intersection with Crenshaw Boulevard. He died at the scene. Firefighters extricated the driver of the other vehicle from the wreckage, and he was transported to a hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. The Los Angeles Times did not include information concerning who was arrested in its coverage of the accident. Authorities are investigating.

“When a driver’s negligence causes significant or fatal trauma to another, the driver may be held liable for expenses associated with the victim’s recovery or the victim’s family’s loss,” explained California personal injury attorney James Ballidis.

The California Highway Patrol’s most current accident statistics indicate that 390 motor vehicle occupants lost their lives and 64,178 were injured in crashes in 2009. Comparing the incidence of fatal and injury collisions in 58 counties, the California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Los Angeles 15th for safety-a below average placement in a system in which 1st is the worst a county may receive.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the person who was killed in the car accident this morning. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the person who was injured.

Resources for accident victims and their families, including books and articles on the injury and wrongful death claims process, are available to the public free of charge.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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