At about 10:20 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, three people were killed and another was injured in a car accident in South Los Angeles. While traveling in the 800 block of West Manchester Avenue, the car crashed into a light pole, the impact ejecting one of the occupants and causing the vehicle to ignite into flames. The three occupants inside the car died in the fire. Witnesses indicated that another vehicle might have been involved but left the scene. Authorities suspect that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the accident and are investigating.
“After an auto accident, those who were hurt may file personal injury claims against the negligent driver,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis, “and the families of the occupants who did not survive the crash may pursue wrongful death claims.”
Throughout Los Angeles County, 72,010 people were killed or injured in collisions in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS compares the accident data of the state’s 58 counties, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place being the worst. That year, Los Angeles ranked 15th for traffic safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the three people who were killed in the car accident. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the person who was injured.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this crash.
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