Palmdale: Three Killed, Two Injured in Collision with Tesla
Posted on Jul 07, 2014
At about 10:35 p.m. on Friday, July 4, 2014, three people were killed and two were injured in a collision involving a Tesla in Palmdale, reported the Los Angeles Times. While traveling southbound on the 14 Freeway, the driver of the Tesla, Ric Garrison, rear-ended a Toyota Corolla near Avenue S. The 40-year-old male driver of the Toyota, a 13-year-old boy, and an 8-year-old boy were killed in the crash. A 6-year-old boy and 31-year-old Tyree Lavon Nash, both passengers in the Toyota, sustained major trauma and were taken to the hospital. Garrison suffered minor injuries. Authorities are investigating the accident.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that 948 people were killed or injured in accidents that occurred in Palmdale in 2011. The OTS ranked Palmdale 6th out of 55 cities with populations of between 100,001 and 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury car crashes. First place is the worst possible ranking. Seventy-one of the collisions occurred between 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m.
When a motorist’s negligence results in a fatal or injury accident, the victims or their families may file civil claims in order to be compensated for the expenses associated with their recoveries or losses. For more information on the personal injury and the wrongful death claims process, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the three people who were killed in this accident. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the two people who were injured.