Several people were injured in a Los Angeles car accident, which police report, involved a distracted driver who was talking on her cell phone, the afternoon of February 21, 2011. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that the injury car accident occurred on Cameron Avenue near West Covina High School in West Covina. The woman first hit a church van occupied by four elderly women before driving over the center divider and striking a second vehicle head-on. All the women in the church van complained of pain. The female driver suffered a broken leg while the many victims of the accident complained of pain. An investigation is ongoing.
My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this car accident. It is indeed fortunate that this crash did not result in major or fatal injuries. I wish all the victims here 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), five people were killed and 500 were injured in West Covina car accidents. During that same year, there were 667 fatalities and 52,229 injuries reported as a result of Los Angeles County car accidents.
What Caused This Los Angeles Accident?
Based on this news report, police say the driver who initiated the multi-car accident was on her cell phone. According to California Vehicle Code Section 23123 (a): “A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in that manner while driving.”
The victims of this car accident would be well-advised to seek medical attention right away. It would also be in their best interests to retain the services of an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all aspects of the incident and make sure that the negligent parties are held accountable. Injured victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of diagnostic tests, hospitalization, physical therapy and other related damages. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.
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