In the early morning hours of Sunday, March 10, 46-year-old Teresa Davis was killed in a crash in Long Beach. While traveling near the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and 56th Street in a 2012 Ford Fusion, 39-year-old Darrell Childs swerved onto a parkway, colliding with a light post, a fire hydrant, and a traffic signal pole. Davis, a passenger in the vehicle, was declared dead at the scene. Paramedics transported Childs to an area hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident and have asked witnesses, or anyone with information, to contact the LBPD Accident Investigations Detective Richard Birdsall at 562-570-7355.
“When a family loses a loved one to a motor vehicle collision, they may file a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver in order to hold him or her liable for their loss,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Long Beach accounted for 7 of the 105 deaths and 680 of the 20,620 injuries suffered by passengers in crashes that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Long Beach ranked 9th out of 13 cities with similarly sized populations for its incidence of fatal and injury collisions in a California Office of Traffic Safety rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Teresa Davis, the passenger who was killed in the crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to Darrell Childs, the driver who was injured.
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