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Child Killed in Azusa Crash

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A 4-year-old girl was killed and five others were injured in a four-vehicle crash in Azusa. According to a news report in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal collision occurred the night of July 15, 2013 at the intersection of Citrus Avenue and Gladstone Street. Police say the crash involved a Lexus sedan, a Nissan car, a Toyota pickup truck and a Foothill Transit bus. The girl was reportedly traveling in a sedan. She was found to be unresponsive and not breathing.

A 4-year-old girl was killed and five others were injured in a four-vehicle crash in Azusa. According to a news report in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal collision occurred the night of July 15, 2013 at the intersection of Citrus Avenue and Gladstone Street. Police say the crash involved a Lexus sedan, a Nissan car, a Toyota pickup truck and a Foothill Transit bus. The girl was reportedly traveling in a sedan. She was found to be unresponsive and not breathing.

The girl was transported to an area hospital and underwent emergency surgery before succumbing to her injuries. Two other children in the same car were also injured, but are said to be in stable condition. Two adults were also treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries. Two passengers on the bus complained of pain and one of them was sent to a nearby hospital for treatment. The occupants of the truck and another car also complained of pain. Anyone who witnessed this accident is asked to contact Azusa police at 626-812-3200.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members of this child who was killed in this horrific street intersection crash. I also wish the injured victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

Car Crash Statistics

There were four fatalities and 237 injuries involving car accidents in Azusa in 2010, according to California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). In Los Angeles County as a whole, 530 people died and 50,153 were injured due to car crashes during the same year.

What Caused the Collision?

Based on this news report, it appears that this multi-vehicle collision occurred at a fairly large street intersection that is monitored by traffic lights. There are still several unanswered questions here. Did one of the vehicles run a red light? Did one of the drivers fail to yield the right-of-way or make an illegal turn? Did alcohol impairment, speed or distracted driving play a part in this fatal crash? I trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.

Liability Issues

In cases where negligence is involved, families of deceased victims can seek compensation for damages by filing a wrongful death claim. Injured victims can file a personal injury claim seeking compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Victims and their families would also be well advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer who will analyze all aspects of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable.

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