A crash at a Panorama City gas station left 11 people injured on the afternoon of July 26.
According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred near the intersection of Roscoe Boulevard and Woodman Avenue. Officials said a pickup truck towing a concrete pumping trailer entered the station, struck three vehicles, and knocked over a fuel pump causing non-life-threatening injuries to six adults and five children.
Ongoing Investigation into Panorama City Gas Station Crash
Los Angeles firefighters were going to take seven people to hospitals for additional evaluation. Investigators said they found no evidence of impaired driving. The truck driver was not arrested but detectives are continuing to investigate the cause of this crash. The collision did cause a small fuel spill. But a gas station employee activated an emergency shutoff switch that prevented further spread, officials said.
We are relieved to note that none of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries in this crash. This could’ve been a lot worse. We wish those who were injured the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Causes and Compensation Issues
Based on this news report, it is unclear why this particular collision occurred. There are a number of unanswered questions here. What caused this crash? Why did the driver of the pickup truck lose control? Was the driver speeding, distracted, or otherwise negligent? Did a vehicle defect or mechanical malfunction play a part? These are some of the issues we hope officials will look into in order to determine precisely how or why this incident occurred.
In such cases, the at-fault driver can be held liable for the injuries, damages, and losses sustained by the victims. In this case, if the driver was on the job, their employer can also be held liable. Injured victims can seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitation, permanent injuries, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Injured victims in such cases would be well advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer who can help them better understand their legal rights and options.