Shortly after 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 15-year-old Roman Jimenez was killed in a head-on collision on PCH in Malibu. Jimenez was a passenger in a red Ford Explorer that veered into opposing lanes of traffic-possibly due to a blown out tire-and collided with another vehicle west of Las Flores Canyon. Two other people suffered major trauma. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“Passengers who are seriously injured in a crash may hold the at-fault driver liable for the cost of their recoveries,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis, “in the event that they do not survive their injuries, their families may pursue wrongful death claims against the driver.”
Malibu accounted for 4 of the 346 fatalities and 176 of the 62,881 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, collisions claimed the lives of 2,715 people in the state, an 11.9 percent decrease in traffic fatalities from 2009.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Roman Jimenez. We would also like to wish a full recovery to those who were injured in the head-on collision in Malibu on PCH.
KCBS-TV originally reported this fatal crash.
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