Investigators are looking into drunk driving and speeding as potential causes of a serious South Los Angeles car accident that injured nine people, including six children.
Whenever a victim dies in a motorcycle accident, it can leave surviving family members struggling with grief, not to mention unexpected medical or funeral expenses. In the direst of wrongful death cases, survivors might be left to fend for themselves without the financial support of a family's primary breadwinner. That is one reason that California civil law allows such families to file wrongful death lawsuits in the event of a fatal motorcycle accident that is deemed to have been caused by another party's negligence.
A Los Angeles motorcycle officer was injured earlier this month in a hit-and-run accident that threw him from his motorcycle into the roadway. He was headed to his second job at the Hollywood Bowl (where he directs traffic) when a dark colored car side-swiped his motorcycle and sent him flying toward the center divider. The vehicle that struck him did not remain on the scene of the motorcycle accident.
Police have arrested a man who they have reason to believe was involved in a hit-and-run accident. California police pulled over the 28-year-old man in the early morning hours recently. When they approached the driver, they noted that the car had sustained a substantial amount of damage and that the man had suffered facial cuts. This led them to suspect that the man may have been involved in an earlier car accident that resulted in serious injuries.
Any California vehicle crash is a potentially tragic event. A fatal car accident is even more agonizing. What's even more heartrending is when the death is caused by a hit-and-run driver. Sadly this was the case for one woman -- a wife and mother -- after her husband was killed in a recent car accident that also left her 7-year-old daughter in a coma.