Six people were injured in a Long Beach car accident on the 91 Freeway the morning of July 2, 2009, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reports. The car crash occurred on the eastbound lanes near Paramount Boulevard and involved five cars, one of which caught on fire just after its driver managed to escape from the wreckage. Six suffered injuries -- one critical and one moderate. Four others sustained minor injuries. Four out of the six injured victims were taken to area hospitals. The critically injured driver was expected to survive, Long Beach fire officials said. One motorist had to be extricated from the vehicle. Long Beach traffic investigators are still not sure what caused the car accident or who was at fault.
This car accident could have obviously been a lot worse. I'm relieved no one was catastrophically injured or killed as a result of this fiery collision. I wish all the injured victims the very best for a quick and complete recovery.
According to California Highway Patrol's 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 39 fatalities and 2,212 injuries were reported in as a result of Long Beach car accidents. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 712 fatalities and 56,475 injuries involving car crashes were reported in 2007.
As we can see, there is still a lot of accident investigation that remains to be done here. It is bound to be a complex investigation because of the number of cars and the number of victims involved here. The seriously injured victims of this car crash would be well-advised to consult with an experienced Los Angeles County personal injury lawyer who will stay abreast of this investigation, analyze all the facts and all aspects of this case, identify the at-fault or negligent parties and hold them accountable.
If you require a car accident attorney in Los Angeles, please make sure that you retain the services of an attorney who has experience as well as a consistent and successful track record of representing injured victims. You will need an attorney with superior negotiating skills and also who is extremely knowledgeable about uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage issues. The best California personal injury lawyers always provide a free and comprehensive initial consultation to injured victims and their families.