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Pedestrian Hit by Tire After Crash at Eighth Street and Westlake Ave

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LOS ANGELES, California (June 26, 2017) — A tire flew off a vehicle and struck a pedestrian after a head-on collision on Eighth Street and Westlake Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The crash took place about 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 25. Police say one driver was traveling westbound on Eighth Street and the other was heading southbound on Westlake Avenue when they both collided. The impact caused the vehicle on Eighth Street to veer off the roadway and one of its wheels flew off and struck the victim. Paramedics responded and rushed the injured person to a hospital for treatment of major injuries.

The LAPD’s Central Traffic Division detectives would like witnesses to contact them at (213) 833-3746.


If you were injured or have lost a loved one in a traffic accident, it’s important that you take immediate steps to protect your legal rights. There are many unanswered questions after an injury or wrongful death collision such as who is going to pay your medical bills, lost wages, property damages and more. There may be multiple parties liable for your losses that need to be identified, for example the employer of a driver who is working at the time of the collision may also be held responsible for negligent actions of their employees.

It’s advisable that you seek a free consultation with a personal injury attorney at 800-235-6801. Call today and ensure you are fully compensated for your losses.

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