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Crash with Teenage Boy Injured Postal Worker in Angeleno Heights

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At about 3:45 p.m. on Monday, December 9, a female postal worker was injured in a crash with a teenage boy in Angeleno Heights, reported CBSLA.com. After stealing his sister’s pickup truck, a 13-year-old boy ran a stop sign at the intersection of Douglas Street and Calumet Avenue, colliding with the U.S. Postal Service vehicle. The impact pushed the vehicle off the road and into a stop sign, which caused it to overturn and eject the driver. She was pinned under the vehicle. Emergency responders transported her to an area hospital to receive treatment for head injuries and possible fractures. Although the boy initially fled the scene, he was later apprehended and arrested for felony hit-and-run. Authorities are investigating the crash. 


In 2012, there were 32,213 reported injuries among postal workers, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Postal workers are injured on the job at rates disproportionate to the rest of the federal government, accounting for just 22 percent of the federal workforce but 39 percent of the injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in fiscal year 2012, according to the Congressional Research Service. Dog bites and vehicle collisions are the most frequently reported cause of injuries.


Under California law, when a person is injured in a crash that is attributable to the negligence of a motorist, he or she may file a civil claim against the motorist in order to obtain compensation for recovery-related expenses, such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.


Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the woman who was injured in the crash with the teenage boy. 

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