One person was killed and 11 others were injured when a car plowed into a house in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles. According to a City News Service report, the fatal crash occurred the night of July 27, 2016 at 14837 South Orchard Avenue. At least one of the victims was trapped inside the home for some time. One person was killed. Ten other women and a man ranging in age from their 40s to 80s were taken to area hospitals. There is no information regarding the seriousness of their injuries. We also don’t know how many people were in the house at the time the car plowed into it. Officials are still investigating the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims of this horrific crash. Our deepest condolences go to the victim’s family.
Details about how and why this major injury crash occurred are still scarce. However, when a car goes off the roadway and plows into a building causing so many injuries and damages. There are several questions here. What caused the driver to veer into the home? Was the driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Did distraction play a part in this collision? Did a defective or malfunctioning vehicle play a part? Was another vehicle involved in this crash? For example, did the driver lose control in an effort to avoid another vehicle? These are some of many questions that must be answered in order to arrive at the truth in these types of cases.
What Can Victims Do?
In the aftermath of a car accident, there are a number of steps victims can take in order to protect their legal rights. First and foremost, file a police report and get a copy for your records. Take photographs of the accident scene as well as the injuries and damages that were sustained. Get prompt medical attention, treatment and care for your injuries. Save all receipts related to the accident. Keep track of the number of days you missed work due to your injuries. Contact an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer who will analyze all aspects of the incident and hold the at-fault parties accountable.