A 42-year-old Riverside woman was killed in a fiery Los Angeles car accident the night of April 12, 2010 on the 5 Freeway in Glendale. According to a news report in the Daily Breeze, the crash occurred in the southbound lanes of the freeway near Glendale Boulevard. Three people were taken to area hospitals with major injuries. The woman who later died was in cardiac arrest. A 35-year-old man was in serious condition with a possible head injury and burns. A girl, about 6 years old, suffered burn injuries to her legs. Preliminary reports from California Highway Patrol officials indicate that a vehicle may have stalled and was struck by another vehicle. An investigation is underway.
I offer my deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim in this crash for their tragic and devastating loss. My heart also goes to the man and the little girl who were seriously injured. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were six fatalities and 725 injuries involving car accidents in Glendale, California. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 667 deaths and 52,229 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents in 2008.
Causes and Liability Issues
This report does not offer any information about the circumstances of this tragic accident. Which one of the cars was stalled? Why did the other vehicle strike the stalled vehicle? Was one of the drivers to blame for the accident? Was one of the drivers impaired, distracted, or driving in a reckless manner? I trust CHP officials are examining these and other issues in order to determine precisely how this crash occurred.
In such accidents, the at-fault driver or negligent driver could be held liable for the injuries and fatalities caused. In cases where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, families of deceased car accident victims can file what is known as a wrongful death claim. Such claims usually seek compensation to cover medical or funeral expenses, lost future earnings, loss of love and companionship, and other related damages.
Victims of a car accident who are injured by another’s negligence can seek compensation to cover medical expenses, hospitalization and rehabilitation costs as well as loss of earnings, pain and suffering. The best Los Angeles personal injury attorneys will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive claim evaluation to injured victims and their families.
What are some of the tips you would offer to motorists whose vehicles become stalled on the freeway?
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