Over the last month of rain, car accidents and crashes have been happening all over Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino. Many accidents/crashes have been due to heavy rains and slick roads, as well as other dangerous road conditions.
A violent fatal crash happened in Chatsworth on DeSoto Avenue and Plummer Street this weekend between a Infiniti and Toyota, including serious injury to a 9 year old girl who is in critical condition. Another man from Granada Hills was also injured, while the driver and passenger for the 9 year old girl died at the scene.
A suspected DUI crash happened near Central Avenue and 33rd, injuring all seven people in the Honda Accord. Multiple passengers have head traumas (including one thrown from the car 80 feet), and the driver fled on foot but was later found and arrested. Of the seven people in the car, only one was wearing a seat belt.
The rains (and even snow!) has caused serious car crashes and accidents from Los Angeles to San Diego. Snow even covered San Diego mountain areas closing some roads and forcing San Diego Sheriff’s Department to ask drivers to stay home due to dangerous driving conditions.
As we know from our previous post about weather conditions, they can seriously increase the rate of accidents and crashes. These cause serious injuries like whiplash, neck and back pain, broken bones, head traumas, and a variety of strains/sprains. Please be safe and always wear a seatbelt! Also make sure you have proper tires (and chains if needed) when heading up into the mountains for a snow adventure. Watch out for black ice and slick roads after rain and snow.
If you have been in a car accident or crash, first get to a safe area and call an ambulance for any injuries. Make sure to obtain a police report, contact your insurance company, and immediately call a attorney like those at Injury Compensation Law (714-627-2622). Always get checked out by a doctor immediately, and pay attention to any pain that arises in days/weeks following the accident. A personal injury (or workers compensation if driving on the job) attorney can help you navigate the complicated insurance system, send you to the best doctors, and get you back to your life as soon as possible.