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Long Beach: Three Injured in Crash on Cherry and McKenzie


Posted on May 03, 2012

At about 10 p.m. on Monday, April 30th, three people were injured in a crash at the intersection of Cherry Avenue and McKenzie Street in Long Beach. The crash involved a Volkswagen Jetta and a black pickup truck, the impact causing the three occupants of the Jetta to suffer serious trauma. Paramedics transported them to nearby hospitals. Authorities are investigating the collision. 

“When vehicle occupants are injured in an accident, the at-fault driver may be held liable for expenses related to their injuries,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis. 

Long Beach accounted for 19 of the 390 fatalities and 1,704 of the 64,178 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic collisions throughout Los Angeles County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Comparing the accident statistics of 13 cities with populations of more than 250,000 residents, the California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Long Beach 9th in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. 

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the three people who were injured in the crash on Cherry Avenue and McKenzie Street.

The Long Beach Press Telegram originally reported this collision.

Resources for accident victims and their families, including 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 discuss a specific legal matter with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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