A woman was critically injured in a Los Angeles car accident after her car hit a pickup truck the morning of December 29, 2009. The Press Telegram reports that this car accident happened at the intersection of Bellflower Boulevard and Alondra Boulevard. The victim had to be extricated from the wreckage with heavy equipment, fire officials said. She was transported to an area hospital where she is said to be in critical condition.
My heart goes out to this injured victim and her family. I hope and pray that she was not catastrophically injured and that she makes a speedy and complete recovery. She will certainly be in my prayers.
Six deaths and 358 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents in Bellflower, according to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 traffic accident reports. Countywide, 712 fatalities and 56,475 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents in 2007.
Car Accident Causes and Liability Issues
Based on this news report, we don’t know exactly how or why this horrific collision occurred. Did one of the drivers run a red light? Were the traffic lights working properly at the intersection? Did one of the drivers fail to yield right-of-way to the other? Did negligence on the part of one of the drivers cause this accident? Were any other vehicles involved?
If the driver of the pickup truck is found to be at fault here, he or she could be held financially responsible for the accident, injuries and damages. If this accident was caused by a dangerous or defective roadway, the city could be held liable as well. Any claim against a governmental agency in California must be filed within six months of the accident or injury. In such cases, it might be in the best interests of victims and their families to contact an experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer who will be able to better advise them about their legal rights and options.
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