Los Angeles County and Statewide Death Toll Down Compared to 2016; Fatalities Up 200% in OCLOS ANGELES COUNTY, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2017) -- Three people died in traffic accidents during the 78-hour period (Dec. 22 to Dec. 25) designated as the Christmas holiday by the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP reported the number of deaths in LA County were down compared to a year ago when 13 people died in highway crashes on roads patrolled by the CHP.
In Orange County, however, there were two deaths on CHP patrolled highways compared to none last year. The CHP also arrested 39 people this year compared to 24 last year on DUI charges.
The death toll was down statewide with 27 people killed on CHP-patrolled roads compared to 36 in 2016.
There was a sharp increase in the number of arrests for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This year the CHP arrested 917 people for DUI, compared to 621 arrests last year.
California Wrongful Death AttorneyIf you have lost a loved one in a collision due to a negligent driver, it's important that you take immediate steps to protect your legal rights.
Most people are overwhelmed by the emotional impact when they lose a loved one, but there is also a financial impact on surviving family members. The insurance companies are required to compensate you for losses such as medical costs, funeral expenses and lost income, however, it's unlikely they will negotiate a fair settlement willingly.
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