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Elderly Driver Injured in Los Angeles Car Accident


An elderly man sustained injuries in a Los Angeles car accident after his 1932 Model A Ford was broadsided by a pizza delivery car at a street intersection. According to a news report in The Press-Telegram, the injury and car accident occurred at the intersection of Downey Avenue and Imperial Highway in Downey the evening of November 14, 2010. The man, said to be in his 80s, was attempting a left turn onto Imperial Highway when he was T-boned by a pizza delivery car turning left onto Downey. The Ford’s driver suffered head injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victim of this Los Angeles car accident. I wish him a complete and quick recovery from his injuries.

Los Angeles Car Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), six people were killed and 633 were injured in Downey car accidents. During that same year, there were 667 fatalities and 52,229 injuries reported as a result of car accidents in Los Angeles County.

Right-of-Way Issues

Based on this news report, it appears that one of the drivers may have made an unsafe left turn at the intersection. California Vehicle Code Section 21801 (a) states: “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.”

Liability Issues

If the pizza delivery driver is determined to have been at fault, he and his employer could be held liable for the injuries and damages. Injured victims in such cases could seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation and other related damages. Car accident victims in such cases would also be well-advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all facets of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable.

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