Echo Park: Pedestrian Accident Seriously Injured Three Girls
Posted on Sep 28, 2011
At around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27th, a pedestrian accident seriously injured three girls in Echo Park. While traversing Temple Street in a marked crosswalk, the girls were struck by a car that failed to stop. The driver claimed that she was blinded by the morning sun and could not see the crosswalk, which, according to witnesses, has been the subject of numerous complaints to the city. The girls were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Authorities are investigating the incident, explains a California personal injury lawyer.
Los Angeles County accounted for 177 of the 596 fatalities and 5,215 of the 13,083 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents throughout California in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Nationwide, crashes claimed the lives of 4,092 pedestrians and injured 59,000 that year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Children aged 15 years and younger accounted for 7 percent of the fatalities and 25 percent of the injuries.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the three girls who were injured in Echo Park yesterday a full recovery.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this pedestrian accident.
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