At about 7:46 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, a 6-year-old boy was killed in a crash in Inglewood. While traveling at least 70 mph on Prairie Avenue, the driver, identified as the boyfriend of the boy’s mother, swerved and slammed into a pole and a tree north of Grace Avenue. The impact partially ejected the boy from the car. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital a short time later. Authorities suspected speeding was a factor and arrested the driver; they are also investigating whether or not drugs or alcohol contributed to the accident.
“When a family loses a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, they may file a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver in order to obtain compensation for their loss,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis.
Inglewood accounted for 2 of the 346 fatalities and 196 of the 62,881 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Speed was a factor in 20 of the collisions that resulted in injury or death that year in the city.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the boy who was killed in the crash.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Inglewood accident.
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