Leimert Park: Three Killed in Fiery Crash
Posted on Jan 12, 2014
At about 2:49 a.m. on Sunday, January 12, 2014, three people were killed in a crash in Leimert Park, reported the Los Angeles Times. An SUV crashed into a tree in the 2800 block of Coliseum Street and burst into flames. Two passengers and the driver were killed in the impact. A third passenger sustained major trauma and was taken to an area hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident.
In Los Angeles County, motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 72,593 people in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Nighttime crashes—those occurring between 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m.—accounted for 6,701 of the injuries and fatalities. The OTS ranked Los Angeles 9th out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury collisions in a ranking system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
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All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the three people who were killed in the fiery crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the passenger who was seriously injured.