One person was injured after a pursuit led to a two-vehicle crash in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon, March 16, 2023.
Reports confirmed that the collision occurred at about 2:25 p.m. near Arlington Avenue on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway.
Authorities chased an alleged stolen car at Normandie Avenue and 23rd Street when the suspect vehicle collided with another vehicle leaving the car on its side.
Due to the impact, the other vehicle’s driver sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
Meanwhile, the two suspects fled the scene, prompting police to set up a perimeter. Authorities later apprehended them.
Two-Vehicle Crash Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’sAdministration’s Fatality and Injury Reporting System Tool, 38,824 people died on the road in 2020. Since 2007, the number of deaths has increased.
Traffic fatalities in the United States have risen significantly in recent years. A million people die in car accidents annually. An average of 3,287 people are killed in motor vehicle accidents daily.
Approximately 20 to 50 million people suffer nonfatal injuries due to vehicle collisions, with many suffering permanent disabilities. It has been responsible for 8% of all fatal accidents in the state over the past few years.
Significant financial losses are associated with road accidents for individuals, their families, and nations. Due to these expenses, work or school time is lost, productivity is decreased, and medical costs are increased.
Stay alert to potential hazards on the road, keep a safe distance from vehicles in front of and behind you, and obey traffic regulations. Although these measures are in place, some people still die in road accidents.
What Should You Do Following an Accident
It is advisable to file a police report if it is safe after gathering information. This allows the police to keep information about what happened during an accident on a central database, to keep those records on file within the police department, and to ensure that that information is secure.
In most cases, the police respond to an accident scene in any event, but if they do not, you can contact your local police department by phone or in-person to request an accident report. When the police are not present at the scene of the collision, they will collect this information themselves and provide the police with a police report once the crash has taken place.
Car Accident Lawyers in Los Angeles with a Winning Track Record
Suppose you are injured in a car accident or lose a loved one. In that case, you can file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for your pain and suffering, lost income, medical expenses, and other damages.
During a consultation with our law firm, one of our experienced attorneys will explain the procedures you should follow and the dangers you should avoid to maximize your settlement.
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