Seven people were injured, including five children, when two cars collided in a high-impact smash in South Los Angeles. According to a KTLA news report, the car crash took place in the Florence neighborhood of LA on the afternoon of June 30, near the intersection of Avalon Boulevard and 77th Street. Footage from the scene shows a compact Mazda hatchback with its front end smashed perpendicularly into the rear of a Chevrolet Trailblazer. Some of the victims were left in critical condition.
Los Angeles Fire Department crews rescued people trapped inside, which they said was challenging because the SUV had overturned and crushed against a box truck parked along Avalon Boulevard. The Chevy’s occupants included an adult driver and five children of all ages, one an infant. Two of the children were listed in critical condition. The fire chief also said that the children had their seatbelts on. The infant was in a car seat. Police are looking into what caused the incident. No arrests or citations were reported.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was injured or affected by this horrific crash. We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Causes and Compensation Issues
Based on this news report, it is not quite clear as to how or why this crash occurred. There are a number of questions here. Were alcohol or drugs involved? Was excessive speed a factor in this collision? Was one of the drivers distracted or inattentive? Did one of the drivers fail to yield the right of way to the other? We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here.
In such cases, depending on the fault, individuals can be held financially liable for the injuries damages and losses caused. Injured victims can seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Steps to Take After a Car Accident
After a car accident, it is important to take a number of steps to protect your rights. First, it is important to file a police report and get a copy of that report for your records. Be sure to obtain prompt medical attention, treatment, and care for your injuries. Collect as much evidence as possible for the scene of the crash including cell phone photos and videos, contact information for other parties involved in the crash, and contact information for eyewitnesses.
Maintain a record of all documents including receipts for expenses you may have incurred as a result of the car accident. Contact an experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer who will fight to protect your rights and help you secure maximum compensation for your losses.