At about 3:40 p.m. on Friday, June 28, an SUV crashed into a drugstore in Los Angeles, injuring four people. While traveling near Broadway and 5th Street, the SUV collided with another vehicle, the impact sending it into a Rite Aid. Emergency responders transported four people to area hospitals, two of whom suffered major trauma. Authorities arrested the driver of the SUV on suspicion of driving under the influence.
“When vehicle occupants are injured in a collision, they may file personal injury claims against the at-fault party in order to be compensated for the cost of their recoveries,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Throughout Los Angeles County, 72,010 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. The OTS compares the accident data of cities with populations of a similar size, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Los Angeles ranked 15th out of 58 counties for traffic safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were injured when the SUV crashed into the drugstore.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this crash.
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