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Sun Village: Matthew Jackson and Two Other Passengers Injured in DUI Crash


Shortly after 11 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 18-year-old Matthew Jackson and two other passengers were injured in a DUI crash in Sun Village. The teenage driver of the 2008 Ford Escape in which the passengers were riding ran a stop sign at the intersection of 95th Street East and Avenue Q-14 and collided with a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero, the impact causing the Ford to rollover. The driver and some of the passengers in the vehicle fled the scene. Emergency responders transported Jackson and two 17-year-old passengers to an area hospital, their injuries ranging from minor to moderate. The driver of the Oldsmobile, 32-year-old Sonia Diaz, was not hurt. Authorities apprehended the driver of the Ford and arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

“When passengers are injured in a crash caused by a negligent driver, they may pursue compensation for their recovery-related expenses from the driver by filing personal injury claims, explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis.

Throughout Los Angeles County, traffic crashes claimed the lives of 346 motor vehicle occupants and injured another 62,881 in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Los Angeles 15th out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury collisions in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Matthew Jackson and the two other passengers who were injured in the DUI crash.

The AV News originally reported this collision.

Additional information on the personal injury claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California car accident attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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