On the night of Thursday, December 26, four people were seriously injured in a DUI crash in Woodland Hills, reported the Los Angeles Times. Witnesses reported that a vehicle was traveling at more than 100 mph eastbound on Ventura Boulevard before it collided with a westbound vehicle as it turned left onto Oakdale Avenue. Two occupants of the eastbound car and two occupants of the westbound vehicle suffered major trauma and were transported to area hospitals. Authorities suspect street racing and alcohol may have been contributing factors and arrested the driver of the eastbound car on suspicion of driving under the influence. The crash is under investigation.
Nationwide, crashes in which speeding is a contributing factor account for nearly a third of all traffic deaths annually, claiming nearly 10,000 lives, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the NHTSA’s recent National Survey of Speeding Attitudes and Behavior, nearly half of drivers who were surveyed indicated that speeding is a problem on our nation’s roads; 91 percent said that all drivers should obey the speed limit because it’s the law; and 48 percent said that it was important to take actions to reduce speeding in the United States. One in five drivers, however, admitted that they drive as fast as they can to get where they need to go.
In California, when a driver breaks the law and causes an accident, he or she may be held liable for the recovery-related expenses of those who were injured. For more information on the personal injury claims process, please call 866-981-5596 or contact us via our website, www.allenflatt.com.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were injured in the DUI crash in Woodland Hills.
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