South Los Angeles: Collision on East Manchester Injured Nine
Posted on Aug 29, 2013
On the night of Wednesday, August 28, a collision injured nine people in South Los Angeles. The crash, which involved two vehicles, occurred in the 1000 block of East Manchester Avenue. Emergency responders transported five victims to area hospitals, one of them to receive treatment for major trauma. The other four victims were not hospitalized but instead were treated at the scene and released. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“Under California law, the victims of motor vehicle collisions may file civil claims against the at-fault parties in order to obtain compensation for expenses associated with their recoveries,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of 346 people and caused injury to another 62,881 in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Nationwide, crashes claimed the lives of 32,367 people in 2011, the lowest number of fatalities since 1949, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded 30,246 deaths.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the nine people who were injured in the crash in South Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this collision.
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