At about 9:40 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, a street racing crash seriously injured two people in West Covina. Witnesses indicated that a blue Honda and an Acura Integra might have been racing on Nogales Street before the latter vehicle swerved from the street and collided with three trees in the center divider near Shadow Oak Drive. The female passenger of the Acura was trapped in the wreckage, requiring extensive extrication. Emergency responders transported the woman and the male driver to the hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. Authorities are searching for the driver of the blue Honda and have asked anyone with information about this accident to call West Covina police at 626-939-8500.
“Street racing is a violation of California Vehicle Code Section 23109,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis, “and offenders may face fines, imprisonment, and the suspension of driving privileges.”
Speeding contributes to tens of thousands of deaths annually in the United States. In West Covina, speed was a factor in 99 of the 482 fatal and injury collisions that occurred in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS ranked West Covina 16th out of 53 cities with similarly sized populations for its incidence of speed-related crashes.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the woman and man who were seriously injured in the street racing crash.
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune originally reported this collision.
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