Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 6, two adults and one child were injured in a DUI crash in Los Angeles. While traveling at 70 miles per hour, the driver of a black Cadillac Escalade broadsided a Dodge Durango that was stopped at the intersection of 22nd Street and Griffith Avenue. An 8-year-old boy sustained major trauma and both drivers suffered moderate injuries. Authorities arrested the driver of the Escalade on suspicion of driving under the influence.
“When a driver harms others while violating traffic safety laws, he or she may face fines and imprisonment and civil claims,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis, “as the state will punish the driver for breaking its laws and the victims will hold him or her liable for the expense of their recoveries.”
In Los Angeles County, collisions killed 346 people and injured another 62,881 in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Alcohol was a factor in 6,511 of the fatal and injury crashes that occurred in the county in 2010.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the two adults and child who were injured in the DUI crash.
The Los Angeles Daily News originally reported this Studio City collision.
Resources for accident victims, such as books and articles on the injury claims process, are available to the public free of charge through our office.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California car accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.
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