[02-20-2024] Los Angeles County, CA – One Person Killed, Another Critically Injured Following Two-Vehicle Collision in Lake Balboa

[02-20-2024] One Person Killed, Another Critically Injured Following Two-Vehicle Collision in Lake BalboaOne person was killed, and another was critically injured following a two-vehicle collision in Lake Balboa, Los Angeles, on Tuesday morning, February 20, 2024.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the fatal collision occurred around 9:42 a.m. on 17300 W. Saticoy Street.

Reports indicate that a coupe and a pickup truck that slammed into a building were found at the scene.

One victim was declared dead, while an adult woman was extricated from the wreckage and transported to a regional trauma center in critical condition.

The identities of the victims remain undisclosed pending the notification of the family. The authorities have not released further information about the fatal collision.

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What To Do After a Car Accident in Los Angeles

No one can predict a car crash or collision, but you can prepare for one. Having a car accident checklist in your glove box can help you stay calm and organized after a car crash. It can tell you what to do, what not to do, and how best to protect your rights. You aren’t alone after a serious collision. Whether you are the injured victim or the family of a killed loved one, here’s what to do after a car accident:

  1. Stay Calm – Stay on the scene and make sure everyone is okay. Check yourself for injuries first, and then check with others. Remain calm, and do not admit fault.
  2. Get to a Safe Location – Move disabled vehicles to the side of the road if you can. Put your emergency flashers on to help prevent further collisions. Get somewhere safe to wait for the police.
  3. Call 911 – Call the police to report your accident. Unless your crash was very minor, with no injuries or property damage, you should call the cops. The police can document the incident, gather information, and make it part of an official record.
  4. Exchange Information – Swap names, phone numbers, and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved in the accident. If possible, take photos of the vehicles, license plates, and other vital details.
  5. Do Not Admit Fault – Stick only to the facts of what happened when speaking with a police officer. Be as detailed as possible in your description of the collision.
  6. Seek Medical Attention – Go to the hospital or your primary doctor as soon as possible. Immediate medical care can help reduce the damage you suffer from injuries. Tests and scans can identify internal injuries that may not show symptoms yet.
  7. Report to Your Insurance Company – Most insurers have time limits for how soon you must report an accident in California. Call quickly and follow the agent’s directions for reporting your crash.
  8. Speak to Insurance Adjusters – As soon as the day of your accident, you may receive a phone call from the other party’s insurance company. You may speak to the claims adjuster, but do not give away any more information than is absolutely necessary. Do not record a statement or accept an insurance settlement offer until you speak with an attorney.
  9. Create a File – Keep accident-related documents together and organized. Your file should include a copy of the police report, medical bills, the other driver’s information, injury treatment plans, and any other documents you’ve collected regarding the incident.
  10. Call Our Car Accident Lawyers – When in doubt, give us a call at (888) 488-1391. We offer free consultations so you can discuss your car crash without risk or obligation. We can determine whether your case has merit, help you talk to insurance companies, and assist you in filing a personal injury claim if necessary.

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Two-Vehicle Accident Statistics

In the US, car crashes cause the most accidental deaths and injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there is still a high number of accidents despite a decrease of 0.3% in 2021. There is an estimated total of 42,795 fatalities in 2022 alone.

In 2020, 3,847 people reportedly died in car accidents in California. Two vehicles were involved in most collisions (72% of all collisions and 71% of collisions that caused injuries). Angle collisions caused the most fatalities and injuries, with roughly 8,000 in 2020.

In Los Angeles, 11,257 victims were either injured or killed in a crash, according to data from the Transportation Injury Mapping System in 2022. With a population of 3,853,323 people, it is advisable to exercise caution when driving around the city.

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