Los Angeles: Driver Struck, Killed Ozenia Brown
Posted on Nov 11, 2011
Shortly before 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10th, a driver struck and killed 79-year-old Ozenia Brown in a South Los Angeles crosswalk. While traveling in a Chevrolet van near the intersection of 110th Street and Western Avenue, 70-year-old James Willie Douglas failed to yield to Brown. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are investigating the pedestrian accident, according to 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, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of counties with similar populations. The agency gives those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Los Angeles ranked 3rd out of 58 counties for pedestrian safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Ozenia Brown, the woman who was struck and killed in the crosswalk yesterday.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this pedestrian accident.
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