An elderly woman was injured in a car accident in Whittier the morning of July 2, 2009, the Whittier Daily News reports. The car accident occurred at the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Broadway Avenue. Officials said a car traveling east made a left turn in front of a car heading the opposite direction. The injured woman was a passenger in one of the cars. There is no information on who specifically was at fault for this car crash.
My heart goes out to the elderly woman who sustained injuries in this Los Angeles County car collision. I wish her the very best for a quick and complete recovery.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were nine fatalities and 411 injuries involving car accidents in Whittier. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 712 fatalities and 56,475 injuries were reported in 2007.
Based on this newspaper report, it appears that one of the drivers turned left in front of the car. California Vehicle Code section 21801 (a) states the following requirements for drivers making a left turn or a U-turn: “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to the approaching vehicles until the left turn or U-turn can be made with reasonable safety.”
As with any car accident, the fault depends on who had right-of-way at the intersection. If you have been injured in a car crash and you have suffered serious injuries, you would be well-advised to consult with an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who has a track record of success. If you believe that your serious personal injury was caused by the negligence of another driver, it would be in your best interest to schedule a consultation with a car accident attorney instead of trying to handle it yourself. There are several complex issues involved in a car accident case and you do not want to jeopardize your potential to secure significant compensation for your injuries and loss by passing on a free consultation with a skilled Los Angeles personal injury lawyer. The best Los Angeles personal injury law firms always offer a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation to injured victims and their families.