North Hollywood: Driver Struck, Injured Three Girls in Crosswalk
Posted on Jun 05, 2014
At about 1:35 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, the 48-year-old driver of a Prius struck and injured three girls in a crosswalk in North Hollywood, reported the Los Angeles Times. The driver was exiting the 170 Freeway offramp when he hit the group of Oakwood School students as they were returning to campus after a P.E. class at a nearby park. One girl, 14, suffered a head injury and is on life support, another girl’s arm was fractured, and a third girl's hip was dislocated. Emergency responders transported them to hospitals, along with the driver, who reportedly told authorities that his vehicle’s brakes had failed. The accident is under investigation.
Throughout Los Angeles County, 72,593 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents in 2011, according to the most current collision statistics available from the California Office of Traffic Safety. Pedestrians accounted for 5,021 of the victims. Los Angeles ranked the 3rd worst in the state for its incidence of pedestrian accidents resulting in injury or death and the 9th worst for the number of traffic collisions that occurred there that year.
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Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the three girls who were injured in this North Hollywood accident.