South Los Angeles: One Person Killed and Two Injured in Car Accident
Posted on May 09, 2011
Shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, one person was killed and two others injured in a car accident in South Los Angeles. The crash occurred when a motorist traveling west on Manchester Avenue hit an eastbound vehicle while turning left onto Figueroa Street, the impact inflicting the driver with fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, while his passenger received treatment for critical injuries. The westbound motorist was also hospitalized for serious injuries. Authorities said drugs and alcohol did not contribute to the crash, according to a California injury lawyer.
In 2009, 73,561 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents in Los Angeles County, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety's most current statistics. That year, Los Angeles placed 18 out of 58 counties in the state with similar populations for traffic fatalities and injuries, with one being the worst and 58 the best according to the Office of Traffic Safety’s ranking system. Overall, the number of fatalities suffered in traffic accidents in the state decreased by 10.3 percent from 2008 to 2009.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the person who was killed in the car accident yesterday. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the two people who were injured.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this South Los Angeles car accident.
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