Venice Beach: L.A. County Maintenance SUV Struck, Injured Woman
Posted on May 15, 2014
At about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, an L.A. County maintenance SUV struck and injured a woman in Venice Beach, reported the Los Angeles Times. The 49-year-old woman was lying in the sand on the Via Marina Peninsula beach north of the main channel of the Marina del Rey Harbor when the vehicle struck her. Emergency responders transported her to an area hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. The county beach department and authorities are investigating the accident.
Throughout Los Angeles County, 72,593 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents in 2011, the most recent year for which California Office of Traffic Safety collision statistics are available. Pedestrians were the victims in 5,021 of the accidents. Los Angeles County ranked the 3rd worst in the state out of 58 counties for the number of fatal and injury pedestrian accidents that occurred there that year.
When a pedestrian is injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another, he or she may file a personal injury claim in order to obtain compensation for recovery-related expenses, such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Special circumstances apply when the at-fault party is a government employee, and it is always advisable to consult with an attorney in such cases. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the woman who was injured in this accident.