On Monday, January 28, a collision that authorities suspect involved street racing injured four people in Reseda. According to witness accounts, a motorist was struck by one of three vehicles speeding northbound on Balboa Boulevard after attempting to turn left from a southbound lane. The impact totaled one vehicle and sent another into a power pole, shearing it in two. Two of the vehicle occupants sustained major trauma. Authorities are investigating the crash.
“Drivers who harm others while violating traffic safety laws face fines and imprisonment, as well as civil claims,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis, “as the state will punish them for breaking the law and the victims will seek compensation for the expenses related to their recoveries.”
The California Department of Motor Vehicles defines a speed contest as an illegal exhibition of a motorist’s speed on public roads, such as a race against another driver using a clock or other timing device. Penalties for street racing include vehicle impoundment for 30 days, imprisonment for up to three months, and fines of up to $1,000, as well as the revocation of one’s driver’s license. In the event that an accident causing injury results from a street race, violators may face greater penalties.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were injured in the street race crash.
KTLA.com originally reported this Reseda collision.
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