An elderly woman was injured in a Long Beach car accident involving four vehicles. According to a news report in The Press Telegram, the injury accident occurred at the intersection of Los Coyotes Diagonal and Wardlow Road in Long Beach the afternoon of April 26, 2011. Officials say a white Subaru SUV ran a red light and crashed into a Toyota Camry. A tire flew off the Camry and struck a white Ford Escort, as the Subaru continued forward hitting a green Volvo. The female driver of the Camry sustained moderate injuries in the crash. The driver of the Subaru was cited for running a red light.
My thoughts and prayers are with the many people affected by this street intersection accident. I wish the injured victim a complete and speedy recovery.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 27 people were killed and 1,881 were injured in Long Beach car accidents. During that same year, there were 667 fatalities and 52,229 injuries reported involving Los Angeles County car accidents.
Possible Red Light Violation
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver of the Subaru SUV may have run the red light at that street intersection. California Vehicle Code Section 21453 (a) states: “A driver facing a circular red signal shall stop at the limit line before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an indication to proceed is shown.”
Fault and Liability
I trust officials are looking into why the driver ran a red light here. Was impairment, speed or recklessness a factor? If the driver of the Subaru is determined to be the party at fault, then, he or she could be held liable for the injuries, damages and losses sustained in the crash. Injured victims in such cases could seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, physical therapy and other rehabilitative costs. Car accident victims would be well-advised to contact an experienced Long Beach personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all facets of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable.
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