Two men, identified as Billy Chou, 27, and Michael Miccio, 41, were injured in a tractor-trailer accident the night of August 15, 2012. According to a news report in The Walnut Patch, the injury crash occurred when Miccio, who was driving on the connector road from the eastbound 60 Freeway to the southbound 57 Freeway lost control on the curve and braked hard. Miccio’s truck overturned landing on Chou’s Honda, which was traveling in the same direction. Both men suffered non-life-threatening injuries. California Highway Patrol officials say Miccio was traveling too fast as he took the curve and lost control of the rig.
My thoughts and prayers are with Chou, who is lucky to have escaped serious injuries in this crash. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
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Benny Tachdjian, 62, of La Verne was killed in a car accident after the 1926 Ford Hot Rod another driver was test-driving went out of control and crashed. According to a news report in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal crash occurred the morning of July 2, 2012. California Highway Patrol officials say 70-year-old Dennis Tessenske was driving the car in the number four lane of the 210 Freeway near Towne Avenue in Claremont when he lost control and swerved to the right.
The hot rod struck the curb and crashed into a light pole. Tessenske was partially ejected from the vehicle, which does not have seatbelts. He is expected to survive. Tachdjian, a dealership employee who was a passenger in the hot rod, struck his head on the concrete right shoulder. He was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The investigation is ongoing.
I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Benny Tachdjian for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
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Zenobia Beatrice Schurlock, 82, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a City News Service report, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred near 50th Street E south of Avenue M in Palmdale. Schurlock’s body was found on the roadway just after midnight on August 23, 2011.
Officials say they do not know of any witnesses to this crash. But, they say the driver who struck Schurlock fled the scene. There is no information about the suspect vehicle either. Anyone who witnessed this hit-and-run car accident or has any information about the suspect or vehicle, is asked to call California Highway Patrol officials at 661-948-8541.
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A car accident in Downey involving at least eight vehicles injured several people the afternoon of December 28, 2010. According to a CBS News report, the multi-car accident occurred at the intersection of Lakewood Boulevard and Florence Avenue. Victims sustained minor to serious injuries and were transported to local hospitals. Police are investigating the cause of this injury car accident.
My heart goes out to all the injured victims in this case. I hope no one sustained catastrophic injuries. I wish all the injured victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were six fatalities and 633 injuries reported as a result of Downey car accidents. During the same year, 667 people died and 52,229 were injured due to Los Angeles County car accidents. Read the rest »
A woman was critically injured in a Glendale car-bicycle accident the afternoon of May 2, 2009 after she was hit by a driver suspected to have been driving under the influence of a controlled substance, the Glendale News Press reports. The bicycle accident occurred when Herbert Davis, who was driving his sport utility vehicle westbound on West Los Feliz Road veered off, jumped a curb and struck the bicyclist. The woman suffered broken bones and serious personal injuries, but is expected to survive, Glendale police officials say. Davis apparently struck a telephone pole, sideswiped another vehicle and barreled through five newspaper stands before coming to a stop.
Investigators are still trying to figure out when and where Davis struck the cyclist and also whether she was riding the bike, walking or standing next to it at the time of the car collision. Police have arrested Davis on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and took him to the hospital for evaluation.
My heart goes out to the woman who was injured in this horrific DUI car accident. At this point it seems as if this could have been a bicycle accident or a pedestrian accident depending on the victim’s actions at the time. I trust that the driver, Davis, who officials say was under the influence of a controlled substance, will be held civilly and criminally responsible for causing this bike-car accident and resulting personal injuries.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 traffic accident statistics, there were two alcohol-involved fatal car accidents and 60 car accidents involving alcohol or drugs in Glendale.
California law prohibits drivers from operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a): “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle.”
The family of this injured bicyclist would be well-advised to consult with a California personal injury lawyer who will pursue the negligent party here and obtain fair compensation for her injuries and loss. Reputed California car accident lawyers who have experience pursuing DUI cases will be able to help this bicycle collision victim. The best California personal injury lawyers will offer a free and comprehensive initial consultation.
Jason William Schultz, 36, of Westchester was struck and killed in a Los Angeles car versus pedestrian accident while waiting for a bus the morning of April 23, 2009, the Daily Breeze reports. The deadly pedestrian accident occurred near the street intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and 83rd Street in Westchester’s Loyola Village business district. Michael Schwartz, 64, was in a 2009 Nissan Altima driving south in the northbound lanes of Lincoln, when he ran off the road and struck Schultz and a bus bench before crashing into a wall.
My heart goes out to the family of Jason William Schultz for their sudden and tragic loss. He was obviously in the wrong place at the wrong time. Schultz on his way to work and taking the route he took everyday when this possible wrongful death accident occured. Tragic! I offer my deepest condolences to everyone who knew and loved this man. Please keep them in your prayers.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Reporting System, there were 90 pedestrian accident deaths in the city of Los Angeles. In Los Angeles County as a whole, there were 210 deaths and 5,095 injuries reported in 2007 as a result of pedestrian accidents.
In this particular case, officials are saying that Schwartz suffered a medical condition that rendered him unable to safely drive the vehicle. Schwartz has been hospitalized with severe personal injuries. He has not been charged with any crime. Police have also determined that drugs or alcohol were not involved in the car crash.
Schultz’s family would be well-advised to contact experienced California pedestrian accident lawyers who will carefully examine the facts of the case and investigation reports to determine if there was any negligence here. It is important that the family members’ rights and interests are protected here. A skilled California personal injury attorney will also determine whether there were other factors such as a dangerous roadway condition that may have contributed to this fatal car accident. Families of deceased traffic accident victims will be eligible to file wrongful death claims in cases where negligence or wrongdoing is involved. Such wrongful death claims compensate these families for medical/funeral expenses, loss of earnings and other related damages and losses.