Los Angeles (December 10, 2020) – Los Angeles police responded to the scene of a major multi-vehicle accident that involved four vehicles, the hospitalization of seven seriously-injured victims, and one fatality on Wednesday, December 9th.
The accident took place at about 6:40 p.m. on Compton Avenue near 81st Street in Los Angeles when a 2014 Nissan traveling northbound along Compton Avenue was struck by an oncoming 2005 Toyota that veered into oncoming traffic. The Toyota then struck the front of a 2015 Nissan, causing it to broadside a southbound Line 55 Metro bus.
The passenger in the 2014 Nissan and the accident's sole fatality has since been identified as 54-year-old Margarita Reyes, a resident of Los Angeles. The vehicle's driver, George Ortega, 20, also from Los Angeles, sustained critical injuries.
The driver of the Toyota, 23-year-old John Cardenas, a resident of Compton, sustained major injuries during the accident.
The driver of the 2014 Nissan, 20-year-old George Ortega, also a Los Angeles resident, suffered critical injuries.
The driver of the 2015 Nissan, Faustino Acosta, 39, from Los Angeles, and one of his passengers both sustained injuries classified as serious. The Nissan's other three passengers all endured moderate injuries.
No one aboard the bus was harmed during the collision.
This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.
Multi-Vehicle Accidents in South Los Angeles
Accidents that involve three or more vehicles may be caused by a single negligent driver or they can be the result of several different factors occurring simultaneously, such as unexpected deceleration, debris in the roadway, inclement weather, and drivers who are speeding, drowsy, drunk, or distracted.
When an accident involves multiple vehicles and multiple drivers, establishing liability can be a complicated undertaking that will consume a lot of time and a lot of resources. A methodical investigation is the only way to determine which driver was at-fault, particularly since more than one driver might be liable. Once fault is proven, the driver or drivers responsible are the ones accountable for the losses sustained by others.
Adding fuel to the fire is California's comparative fault policy. If you have been involved in a multi-vehicle accident, your liability and your ability to obtain financial compensation for your losses will be affected by the degree of fault determined to be yours.
When lives are lost due to negligent driver errors, family members are often left to deal with not only the painful loss of their loved one, but also perhaps outstanding medical bills, funeral costs, and other costs associated with their family member's accident. In worst-case scenarios, families lose an important source of income along with losing their loved one, which can impose even further financial burdening upon them.
If you have recently lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, contact a California wrongful death attorney. An attorney will be able to assist you with moving forward from your recent accident aftermath by informing you of your legal right toward compensation. You could be entitled to significant financial compensation for any injuries, losses, and/or damages you may have endured as a result of your loved one's recent collision.
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