Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, a driver was killed and a passenger was injured in a crash in Lancaster. While traveling westbound on East Avenue I, the male motorist swerved from the road at 35th Street East and struck a power pole. The driver was declared dead at the scene. Emergency responders transported the male passenger to an area hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“After a fatal or injury accident, the party determined to be at-fault may be held liable for the expenses associated with the recoveries or losses of the victims or their families,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that 1,051 people were killed or injured in collisions that occurred in Lancaster in 2010. The OTS compares the accident statistics of cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Lancaster ranked 4th out of 53 cities for traffic safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who was killed in the crash this morning. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the man who was injured.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Lancaster accident.
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