At least four people were injured in a Los Angeles car accident after a car crashed into a Del Taco restaurant and burst into flames. According to a news report in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the injury car accident occurred the morning of May 3, 2011 at 18200 Gale Avenue in the City of Industry. Police said three occupants of the vehicle and one restaurant employee were transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. An investigation is ongoing.
I’m relieved to hear that none of the victims sustained critical or life-threatening injuries. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were three fatalities and 240 injuries reported involving car accidents in the City of Industry. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 667 fatalities and 52,229 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents during the same year.
Possible Accident Causes
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver of the vehicle lost control and crashed into the restaurant. However, it is not clear what caused the driver to lose control. Was there an auto defect in the vehicle, which caused it to go out of control? Was the driver intoxicated? Did speed or recklessness play a part in this crash? Was the driver distracted? I trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
Fault and Liability
If the driver of the vehicle is determined to have been at fault, he or she could be held liable for the injuries caused to the restaurant employee as well as other passengers in the vehicle. Since the employee was on the job at the time, he or she can also claim workers compensation benefits. Injured victims in such cases can seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of earnings, cost of hospitalization and other related damages.
Car accident victims would be well advised to seek the counsel of an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all facets of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable. 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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