Shortly after midnight on Sunday, November 25, a teenage passenger was killed in a car accident on the 605 Freeway in Norwalk. While traveling northbound at a high rate of speed in a Honda Del Sol, a 20-year-old male driver lost control of the vehicle near the interchange with the 10 Freeway, causing it to leave the road and roll down an embankment. The 16-year-old girl in the passenger seat was declared dead at the scene. Emergency responders transported the man to an area hospital to receive treatment for major trauma.
“When a driver’s negligence causes a fatal accident, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim against the driver in order to obtain compensation for their loss,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis.
Norwalk accounted for 2 of the 346 fatalities and 617 of the 62,881 injuries suffered in motor vehicle collisions in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Throughout the state, car accidents claimed the lives of 2,715 people that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the teenage passenger who was killed in the crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the driver.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Norwalk accident.
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