A 28-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter sustained injuries in a Los Angeles car accident after their car overturned on the freeway. According to a news report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the injury crash occurred the morning of March 30, 2011 on the 57 Freeway near Temple Avenue in Pomona. The woman was driving a Toyota Camry when for an unknown reason, she veered to the left. The car then rolled over several times before colliding with the center median. The woman sustained moderate injuries while her daughter suffered relatively minor injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts.
My heart goes out to the mother and daughter who have been injured in this rollover accident. I’m relieved that neither one of them sustained life-threatening injuries given the intensity of this accident. I wish the injured victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were six fatalities and 717 injuries involving car accidents in Pomona. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 667 people died and 52,229 were injured as a result of car accidents during the same year.
What Caused This Rollover Accident?
It is unclear from this news report as to how or why the woman lost control of the Camry. What caused her to suddenly veer to the left? Was there a problem with the steering? Was there some type of mechanical malfunction or auto defect that caused here to lose control of the vehicle? Was a dangerous roadway condition a factor in the accident? Was another driver involved? For example, was the woman cut off by another driver on the freeway? I trust officials will look into these and other issues in order to determine what led to this car accident.
If this car accident was caused by an auto defect, the auto maker can be held liable for the injuries and damages caused. Injured victims can receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation and other damages. It is critical that the vehicle be preserved in its current condition so an expert can carefully examine it for vehicle defects, malfunctions and other evidence.
An experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will be able to determine whether a dangerous roadway may have caused or contributed to the incident. If that was the case, the governmental agency responsible for maintaining the roadway can be held liable. Under California Government Code Section 911.2, any personal injury claim against a public entity must be filed within 180 days of the accident or injury.
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