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Car Accident in Los Angeles County Causes Fatal Injuries


Young Ko, 64, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident the morning of January 13, 2010 at a street intersection in Lakewood, The Orange County Register reports. The fatal car accident involved several cars and happened at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Centralia Street. Ko was a passenger in a car, which struck a pickup truck and a light pole during the early morning hours. Young Ko was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

I offer my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Young Ko for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. My thoughts go out to everyone who knew and loved this woman. Please keep them in your prayers.

Traffic Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were two fatalities and 263 injuries involving car accidents in Lakewood. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 712 deaths and 56,475 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents during the same year.

What Caused this Fatal Collision?

Based on this newspaper report, there are more questions than answers as far as this fatal car accident is concerned. How did the car in which Ko was a passenger, lose control? Who was driving the car? Was the driver impaired, fatigued, or speeding at the time of the collision? How many other vehicles were involved in this collision? Did one of the other drivers turn in front of the car that Ko was in? Did one of the drivers fail to yield right-of-way or run a red light? I trust these are some of the issues traffic investigators are exploring in this case. I sincerely hope Ko’s family gets some answers here.

How an Experienced Injury Lawyer Can Help

In such cases, families of deceased victims would be well-served by consulting an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who will stay on top of the accident investigation and make sure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. A skilled car accident lawyer will also look into issues such as the existence of a dangerous condition on the roadway, which may have caused or contributed to the accident. In cases where accidents are caused by dangerous or defective roadways, governmental agencies responsible for maintaining those roadways can be held liable as well. According to California Governmental Code Section 911.2, such claims must be filed within six months of the accident or injury.

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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