2 Injured After Car and Truck Crash on West Washington Boulevard
LOCATION: Downtown Los Angeles
DATE OF COLLISION: Friday, August 31st
September 2, 2018 – Two people were injured in a traffic collision on West Washington Boulevard Friday evening, according to ABC News.
As per the article, a car crashed for unknown reasons into a cement truck in the 200 block of West Washington Boulevard.
Car Pinned Under Truck Friday in Downtown Los Angeles
Primary reports indicated the driver of the smaller vehicle was trapped in the wreckage. Dozens of firefighters reportedly worked to peel back the top of the car that appeared mangled, and looked like pinned underneath the cement truck.
Officials said the extricated man was rushed into an ambulance and taken to a nearby hospital. The name of that person, and their condition at this time remained unknown.
Also injured in the crash was the cement truck operator. Authorities added the unidentified driver was not trapped, but apparently suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision.
At this time, investigators handling the case continue to work to determine exactly how and why the accident happened.
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A forensic examination of the car and the cement truck involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not a driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not a motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
Pending results of the investigation, the victim in this accident may have the right to a personal injury claim. Victims in similar cases are potentially entitled to seek compensation for damages including hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a traffic accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186. Give us a call and speak with one of our experienced Los Angeles County personal injury lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.
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