On the morning of Wednesday, December 4, eleven people were injured in a multiple-vehicle collision on the 405 Freeway in Van Nuys, reported the Los Angeles Times. While traveling southbound, a white Chevy Cavalier suddenly crossed the double yellow line and entered the carpool lane, where a catering truck traveling at 60 to 65 mph rear-ended it; the truck then veered into the congested neighboring lanes, colliding with several other vehicles. Emergency responders provided medical attention to four vehicle occupants at the scene and transported seven others to area hospitals for injuries ranging from minor to major. Authorities are investigating the crash.
Throughout Los Angeles County, 72,010 people were killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. The OTS compares the accident data of California’s 58 counties, ranking those with the poorest records the highest, starting with 1st place. That year, Los Angeles County ranked 15th for its incidence of fatal and injury motor vehicle collisions.
In California, when a person is injured in an auto accident that was attributable to the negligence of another, he or she may file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party in order to obtain compensation for recovery-related expenses, such as for medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. For more information on the personal injury claims process, please call 866-981-5596.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the eleven people who were injured in the collision on the 405 Freeway.