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Pomona: Driver of Stolen Car Caused Fatal Accident

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James E. Ballidis
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At about 1:45 a.m. on Monday, August 1st, a woman driving a stolen car caused a fatal accident in Pomona. The incident occurred when 26-year-old Lorraine Martinez crashed into a Nissan Maxima while turning left on Holt Avenue, the impact sending the vehicle into a light pole. It subsequently burst into flames. Neither of the two occupants survived. Martinez, who is unlicensed, was arrested on suspicion of auto theft, explains a California personal injury lawyer. 

Pomona accounted for 758 of the 73,561 fatal and injury motor vehicle traffic collisions that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2009, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS compares the traffic safety statistics of cities and counties with similar populations, with a ranking of 1st indicating the worst traffic record. That year, Pomona placed 22nd out of 56 cities. 

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the two people who were killed in the crash caused by the driver of the stolen car.

The Los Angeles Times originally reported this fatal accident.

Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on the process of pursuing an injury or a wrongful death claim, are available to the public free of charge.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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