Seven people were injured after two vehicles collided head-on at a Reseda street intersection.
According to a news report in the CBS Local news report, the two-car crash occurred at the intersection of Sherman Way and Tampa Avenue the night of September 19, 2014.
Los Angeles police officials said two children, ages 5 and 10 received treatment after complaining of pain.
The other injuries range from minor to critical.
Officials said the crash occurred after one of the vehicles
failed to stop a red light. The investigation is still ongoing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the injured victims of this car crash. We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Our legal practice has represented victims of head-on crashes and we know the type of devastation these incidents can cause.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2011 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 200 deaths and 24,320 injuries as a result of traffic accidents in the city of Los Angeles.
Countywide, 513 people died and 50,476 were injured as a result of car accidents during the same year.
Red Light Violation
Based on this news report, it appears that the incident occurred after one of the drivers failed to stop at 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.”
Fault and Liability
In such cases where one of the drivers is at fault, he or she can be held liable for the injuries caused, including those to his or her own passengers.
Injured victims in such cases can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
An experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney will be able to stay on top of the official investigation and help 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.