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Long Beach: Wrong-Way Crash near Signal Hill Injured Eight


Posted on Mar 26, 2012

At around noon on Sunday, March 25th, a crash near the border with Signal Hill in Long Beach injured eight people. The accident occurred on Spring Street near Cherry Avenue when a woman traveling the wrong way in a Ford Taurus collided with a moving van and two other vehicles. She suffered major trauma and, once extricated from the vehicle, was transported to a local hospital, along with five others who sustained moderate to minor injuries. Two people were treated at the scene. Authorities are investigating the accident. 

“After an accident resulting in serious injury, the at-fault driver may be held liable for expenses such as property damage, medical bills, and lost wages,” 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 accidents in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Long Beach placed 9th out of 13 cities for fatal and injury crashes. 

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the eight people who were injured in the crash in Long Beach a full recovery.

The Orange County Register originally reported this wrong-way crash

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

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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