In the early morning hours of Thursday, December 13, an impaired driver struck and killed 30-year-old pedestrian Erick Borboa in Los Angeles. While traveling on North Figueroa Street, 24-year-old Richard A. Edurson lost control of his Jeep north of Woodside Drive and struck Borboa, pinning him between his vehicle and a parked Toyota before slamming into a tree. Borboa died at the scene. LAPD officers arrested Edurson, who sustained moderate trauma in the crash, on charges of vehicular manslaughter.
“When a family loses a loved one to an impaired driver, they may hold that driver liable for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Los Angeles the second worst, behind San Francisco, for pedestrian safety in the state in 2010. That year, traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 4,962 pedestrians. Statewide, pedestrian fatalities increased 5.4 percent, from 567 in 2009 to 599.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Erick Borboa.
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