At about 11 p.m. on Monday, February 25, a female passenger was killed in a high-speed crash in Lancaster. While traveling near the intersection of Avenue I and 15th Street East, a driver veered from the road, losing control of the vehicle when he attempted to steer back into the lane. He slammed into a traffic signal pole, the impact killing his female passenger. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. Authorities suspect that excessive speed contributed to the accident and are investigating.
“When a passenger is killed in a crash, the at-fault driver may be held civilly liable by the family of the victim,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Lancaster accounted for 1 of the 105 fatalities and 353 of the 20,620 injuries suffered by passengers in collisions that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Speed was a contributing factor to 80 of the crashes that resulted in injury or death in the city that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the woman who was killed in the accident.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Lancaster high-speed crash.
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