On the morning of Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at least twelve people were injured, two of them seriously, in a crash involving a Metro Blue Line train and a vehicle in the 300 block of East Washington Boulevard, reported the Los Angeles Times. While traveling on Maple Avenue, the driver of a minivan ran a red light and collided with the northbound Blue Line train. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, two people suffered serious trauma and ten sustained non-life threatening injuries. Authorities are investigating the accident.
Nationwide, there were a total of 1,758 train accidents in 2013, ten more than the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis recorded the year prior. These accidents resulted in eleven fatalities, two more than in 2012, and 297 injuries, 161 fewer than the year before. Collisions accounted for 161 of the accidents in 2013 and 155 in 2012.
California law provides recourse through the civil justice system for those who have been injured in traffic accidents that were not their fault. Accident victims may file personal injury claims in order to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For more information on the personal injury claims process, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the twelve people who were injured in the Metro Blue Line crash.
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