Santa Monica: Noah Looney Killed in Truck Crash
Posted on Jun 09, 2014
On Friday, June 6, 2014, 2-year-old Noah Looney was killed in a crash involving two trucks in Santa Monica, reported the Los Angeles Times. Looney was riding with his family in a minivan when they were rear-ended by a dump truck in the McClure Tunnel on the 10 Freeway. The impact pushed the van into a semi truck. Emergency responders flew 17-year-old Jeremiah Looney to a hospital. Other family members sustained minor to moderate trauma. Authorities are investigating the accident.
The Santa Monica Firefighters Association has established a fund to help the Looney family rebuild their lives. Those who would like to donate may stop into any Santa Monica fire station or mail their donation to SMFF—Looney Family, 222 Hollister Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
Motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 759 people in Santa Monica in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current crash data. Santa Monica ranked the 2nd worst in the state for fatal and injury traffic collisions for a city its size. Los Angeles County accounted for 47 of the 245 fatal and 1,607 of the 5,155 injury accidents involving large trucks that occurred in California that year.
When motor vehicle collisions result in injury or death, the victims or their families may file civil claims in order to hold the at-fault parities liable for the expenses related to their recoveries or losses. For more information, 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 family of Noah Looney. We would also like to wish those members who were injured a full recovery.