A 25-year-old woman was killed in a Los Angeles car accident when a vehicle struck her on the 110 Freeway. According to a CBS news report, the fatal car accident occurred in the northbound lanes of the freeway near downtown Los Angeles early morning on January 10, 2011. Police say the Van Nuys woman pulled over to the side of the freeway when her car broke down. She was hit while stepping out of her vehicle by a car driven by a 31-year-old Diamond Bar woman. An investigation is ongoing.
My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of the woman killed in this tragic car accident. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 268 people were killed and 25,588 were injured in Los Angeles car accidents. During that same year, 667 fatalities and 52,229 injuries occurred involving car accidents in Los Angeles County.
What Caused This Fatal Car Accident?
Based on this news report, it is not entirely clear how this fatal car accident occurred. There are still several questions here. Did the victim step into traffic when she exited her car? Did the car driver veer on to the shoulder before striking the victim? Why was the driver unable to avoid the accident? Was she distracted or exceeding the speed limit? I trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
If the driver is determined to have been at fault then, she could be held liable for the victim’s wrongful death. Victims’ families in such cases would be well-advised to seek the counsel of an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all aspects of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer will also be able to better advise victims’ families about how their car insurance policy might apply in the event the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured. 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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