Los Angeles, CA (December 23, 2020) – A severe accident occurred at an intersection in Los Angeles this afternoon that caused injuries to those involved. The incident occurred at the intersection of South Eastern Avenue and East 61st Street when a car and a semi-truck collided.
The crash caused the car to slide underneath the semi-truck almost completely. A video taken by a witness shows a passenger vehicle almost completely underneath the semi with just its rear end visible.
Police and paramedics were dispatched to the scene of the crash that took place for reasons still under local law enforcement investigation. The area of South Eastern Avenue and East 61st Street was closed while first responders worked at the crash site.
It remains unclear how many people were hurt in the accident as this is a developing story. The identities of anyone injured in the collision have not been disclosed. The severity and scope of their injuries also have not been reported.
Any further information released to the public will be updated. No other information is available at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims. We hope for a full recovery.
Traffic Crashes in Los Angeles
Recent statistics concerning the annual auto accident rates in California state that approximately 650 car accidents per day occur in the Golden State. Approximately 9 people per day are killed in California auto accidents or about 3,200 per year. This is approximately 10% of the national accident rate, which sits at around 32,000 people who lose their lives annually in auto accidents in the United States.
Alarmingly, almost all of the traffic accidents that take place in the United States are the result of negligent driver errors. Statistics state that approximately 94% of all auto accidents that take place in the United States are the result of some form of driver negligence. Some examples of driver negligence include but are not limited to; Fatigue, intoxication, and distraction. Driver distraction is the number one leading cause of auto accidents in the nation, probably due to the advent of hand-held technological devices like smartphones and tablets. It is very important to remember to keep your eyes on the road at all times while driving and to stay alert and aware. This way, you could save not only your own life but the lives of many others whom you may encounter on the roadway.
In the event that you or a loved one of yours is injured in a negligently caused Los Angeles traffic accident, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation that may be able to cover the cost of your injuries, damages, and incurred losses that may have resulted from the crash. Being injured by another person's carelessness may be a difficult and lengthy process to recover from, which is why there are Los Angeles personal injury attorneys who make it their duty to assist those who may find themselves stuck in such a situation.
The California auto accident attorneys at AgnewBrusavich have been successfully helping injured accident victims and their families get through arduous accident aftermaths since 1984. You could be dealing with a number of trying issues during your recovery, including but not limited to debilitating pain and suffering (mental and physical), the loss of a loved one, and financial burdening, among other difficulties. Facing all of these issues alone may seem like an insurmountable task, which is why the attorneys at AgnewBrusavich are here to help.
Our primary goal is to assist those who have been injured by another's negligence to get the financial compensation they deserve in order to move forward swiftly and successfully from serious accident aftermath. Especially in the case that you or a loved one were catastrophically injured due to another's recklessness. Call our law firm at (310) 928-9081 today in order to speak with a skilled and experienced California auto accident attorney concerning your own personal injury case and to see if you qualify for financial compensation for your injuries and losses.
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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in Southern California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.