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North Hollywood: Collision Killed Pedestrian, Injured Drivers

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

Shortly before 9:21 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, a collision in North Hollywood killed a pedestrian and injured two drivers. A sedan and an SUV collided at the intersection of Vineland Avenue and Vanowen Street, the impact sending the SUV into two pedestrians, one of whom was killed. The driver of the SUV suffered major trauma, and the driver of the sedan sustained moderate injuries. Authorities are investigating the accident.


“When a crash results in injury or fatality, the negligent driver may be held liable for the expense of the victims’ recoveries or of the losses suffered by the families of the victims through the personal injury or the wrongful death claims process,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis. 


Los Angeles ranked the 2nd worst out of 58 California counties for its incidence of pedestrian fatalities and injuries in 2010, according to the state’s Office of Traffic Safety. That year, traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 4,962 pedestrians in the county. 


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the pedestrian who was killed in the collision. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the drivers who were injured.


Additional information on pedestrian rights and on the injury and the wrongful death claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.


If you would like to request a free book or article or to discuss a specific legal matter with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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