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Two Killed in Los Angeles Car Accident


A 35-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were killed in a Los Angeles car accident, which may have been caused by slippery road conditions, the evening of December 19, 2010. According to a report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the fatal car accident occurred on Sierra Highway south of Pearblossom Highway in Palmdale.

The 35-year-old man was traveling in a 1991 Mercedes when he veered out of control and into oncoming traffic. A 1993 Chevrolet pickup T-boned the Mercedes causing fatal injuries to the two adults in the Mercedes and major injuries to a 4-year-old girl who was in the back seat. Erika M. Espitia, 26, and Miguel A. Lugo, 38, the two occupants of the pickup truck also sustained major injuries in the accident.

My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of the two fatally injured victims of this accident. My thoughts and prayers are also with the injured victims of this tragic car accident. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

Car Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), seven people were killed and 588 were injured in Palmdale car accidents. During that same year, there were 667 fatalities and 52,229 injuries reported involving Los Angeles County car accidents.

What Caused This Fatal Car Accident?

Based on this news report, it is not quite clear what caused the driver of the Mercedes to lose control of the vehicle. It seems that rainy conditions may have contributed to the car accident. According to California Vehicle Code Section 22350: “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”

Liability Issues

In such cases, injured victims could seek compensation from at-fault parties for damages and losses. Car accident victims would be well-advised to consult an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all aspects of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer will also be able to advise victims or their families about how their own car insurance policy might apply to an incident where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.

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Call your best friends in the legal industry after a fatal Palmdale car accident. Call 800-259-6373. The call is free. The advice may be priceless.

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The Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys is not representing any of the parties mentioned in this article at the time the article was posted. Our information source is cited in the article. If you were involved in this incident or a similar incident and have questions as to your rights and options, call us or another reputable law firm. Do not act solely upon the information provided herein. Get a consultation. The best law firms will provide a free consultation. We provide a free, confidential consultation to not at fault persons named in this article. The free consultation offer extends to family members as well.

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