Shortly before 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 3, a 52-year-old driver was killed and his 23-year-old passenger was injured in a Ferrari crash in Ventura County. While traveling northbound on Los Posas Road at a high rate of speed, the driver lost control of the 2004 Ferrari 360 while negotiating a curve north of Pacific Coast Highway in an unincorporated area near Camarillo and Point Magu. The vehicle crashed into an irrigation ditch, rolled over, and burst into flames. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders transported the passenger to an area hospital to receive treatment for burns. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a passenger is injured in an accident, the at-fault driver may be held liable for the expense of his or her recovery,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis, “including for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Throughout Ventura County, 4,950 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents that occurred in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Speed was a contributing factor to 1,125 fatal and injury crashes in the county that year. Statewide, collisions claimed the lives of 2,720 people in 2011, a 2.6 percent increase from the previous year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the passenger who was injured in the Ferrari crash.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Ventura County accident.
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