Rollover Vehicle Accident at Busy Intersection With Emergency PeLos Angeles, CA- A Los Angeles-area motorist caused deadly accident late Sunday night as he was attempting to flee from a California Highway Patrol officer.
CBS Los Angeles reports that police noticed a large gathering of 80 to 100 vehicles at an intersection in Gardena around 2 a.m. Sunday. One of the motorists began doing doughnuts in the intersection, so officers attempted to make a traffic stop.
The motorist who was driving an orange Scion took off and police initiated a pursuit. Shortly after the pursuit began, the Scion ran a red light and slammed into a Chevy Suburban.
Both men in the Scion were killed, but the driver of the Suburban suffered only minor injuries, CBS Los Angeles reported.
It is unfortunate that two people died, but there is some comfort knowing that no innocent bystanders were injured or killed. It happens and with more frequency over the past decade. There are few stats about the frequency of a street racing deaths, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did one study in 2008. The agency found that between 2001 and 2008, street racing accounted for 1,074 traffic deaths.
Police suspect this might be another case of street racing.
Speeding can be a thrill and street racing may seem like a fun thing to do, but this accident clearly shows the devastating consequences it can have. It’s unfortunate, but accidents like this are not uncommon. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that between 2001 and 2008, street racing accidents killed 1,047 people and incidents continue to rise.
Street racing is such a problem in Los Angeles that a special task force was created to stop the potentially deadly races. The Los Angeles Police Department’s Aggressive Driving Detail is a seven-man team of LAPD officers, as of May of this year, made 70 arrests for street racing and reckless driving, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Street racing may be a fun jolt for the participants but it is very dangerous because of the speeds racers reach, turning a joy ride into catastrophe in the matter of seconds. When a street racer causes harm to another, the victims are wise to speak with an accident attorney in Los Angeles to explain their rights and determine how much compensation they deserve.
High-speed collisions are often fatal, but when a victim survives they suffer major often debilitating injuries. Their injuries will have be costly and emotionally draining and the victims deserve
Anyone who has been injured in a traffic accident, whether it is related to street racing, drunken driving or other negligent behaviors, should speak with a personal injury lawyer in California as soon as they are able. After a serious traffic collision, victims need someone to speak for them and negotiate on their behalf.
USAttorneys has a devoted and team of accident lawyers that we can connect you with so you and your loved ones can put your lives back on track. You can rely on them to do what is best for you and your family and aggressively fight for fair compensation.
 

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