Three people sustained injuries in a Los Angeles car accident involving a Metro bus and another vehicle in Northridge. Fox News reports that this injury crash happened in the 17900 block of West Lassen Street the morning of April 5, 2010. The driver of the other vehicle was critically injured while the MTA bus driver and a passenger in the bus suffered minor injuries. Officials are looking into the cause of this accident.
I sympathize with the victim who sustained critical injuries in this crash. I hope and pray that this injured victim makes a speedy and full recovery. Please keep all the injured victims of this crash in your prayers.
Los Angeles Car Accidents
There were 268 fatalities and 25,588 injuries involving car accidents in Los Angeles, according to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). Countywide, 667 people died and 52,229 were injured as a result of car accidents in 2008.
Whose Fault Was this Accident?
The news report does not have details about who or what caused this bus accident. There are several questions in this case. Did one of the drivers fail to yield right-of-way? Did a dangerous or defective roadway cause this accident? Did the bus driver act in a reckless or negligent manner? Did distraction or impairment play a part in this accident?
If the bus driver was at fault for this accident, both he and his employer, the Metropolitan Transit Authority, could be held liable for the victim’s critical injuries. Any claim involving a California governmental agency must be properly filed within six months of the accident or injury, under California Government Code 911.2.
Injured victims in such cases would be well-advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the investigation and make sure the victim’s legal rights are protected. In any accident case, it is in the victims’ best interests not to sign any papers or agreements without consulting an attorney. You need someone on your side to fight for your rights and who will get you the compensation you deserve.
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