Two people were injured in a Los Angeles car accident involving a Metro Orange Line bus. According to a City News Service report, the injury bus accident occurred on Woodley Avenue near Victory Boulevard in Van Nuys the morning of January 25, 2011. Police say a southbound Toyota Corolla may have gone through a red light before colliding with the bus. The severity of the injuries suffered in this car accident is not known at this time. An investigation is ongoing.
My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this Los Angeles bus accident. I wish them a complete and speedy recovery.
Los Angeles Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 268 people were killed and 25,588 injured in car accidents in Los Angeles. During that same year, 667 fatalities and 52,229 injuries occurred due to Los Angeles County car accidents.
Running a Red Light
Based on this report, the driver of the Corolla may have run a red light at the 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.” I trust officials are also looking into whether the driver of the Toyota was impaired, distracted, speeding or otherwise negligent at the time.
If the driver of the Toyota Corolla is determined to have been at fault, he or she could be held liable for the injuries and damages caused. Injured victims in such cases can seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of earnings, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation and other related damages. An experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can help car accident victims better understand their legal options. 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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