Valley Glen: Passenger Miles Eubanks Killed in Multiple-Vehicle Crash
Posted on Jul 09, 2012
Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 8th, 17-year-old passenger Miles Eubanks was killed in a multiple-vehicle crash in the Valley Glen area of the San Fernando Valley. While traveling southbound on the 170 Freeway, the driver of a 2004 Chevrolet collided with a 2007 Jeep that was blocking the Number 1 lane. Eubanks remained in the Chevrolet while the driver and front passenger exited to check on the driver of the Jeep, which is when a Lexus SUV rear-ended the vehicle, the impact causing it to roll over and burst into flames, trapping Eubanks inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics transported the front passenger of the Chevrolet to a hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries.
“Passengers who suffer major trauma in a collision may hold the negligent driver responsible for the cost of their recovery,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis. “If they succumb to their injuries, their families may pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver.”
Throughout Los Angeles County, 72,010 people lost their lives or were injured in traffic accidents in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. In a comparison of 58 California counties, the OTS ranked Los Angeles 4th for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Miles Eubanks, the passenger who was killed in the multiple-vehicle collision in Valley Glen.
The Orange County Register originally reported this crash.
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