James E. Ballidis
Shortly before 7 a.m. on Monday, November 7th, a car struck and seriously injured two students in a crosswalk near Gladstone High School in Covina. The two 14-year-olds suffered blunt-force injuries and were airlifted to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. The driver of the Honda Civic involved in the crash told investigators that she did not see the teenagers. Authorities are investigating the accident, explains a California personal injury lawyer.
Covina accounted for none of the 177 fatalities and 16 of the 5,215 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents in Los Angeles County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with similar populations, ranking those with the poorest records the highest. First place is considered the worst. That year, Covina ranked 22nd out of 98 cities for pedestrian safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the two students who were struck and seriously injured in the crosswalk yesterday a full recovery.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this pedestrian accident.
Resources for accident victims and their families, including links to pedestrian advocacy groups and books and articles on the process of pursuing an injury claim, are available to the public free of charge.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.
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