Tuesday, February 21, 2012

LAPD Car Involved in a Sun Valley Car Accident

Just recently, a Los Angeles Police Department’s car was involved in a car accident with a motorcycle at Sun Valley, Los Angeles, California.

The LAPD vehicle was driven by a Los Angeles Police officer when the mishap involving a motorcycle occurred at around 2:07, February 19, in the afternoon at Stonehurst Avenue and Sunland, according to LAPD Officer, Karen Rayner.

Rayner confirmed that it was a car and a motorcycle collision. The motorcycle involved was one of the hundreds of motorcycle passing around the area.

The officer involved immediately requested a back-up due to the considerable volume of motorcycles within the area.

Rayner added that it was not yet clear if anyone sustained personal injury from the crash. However, a team of Los Angeles Fire Paramedic was still sent to the scene to address possible injuries.

Officers had cleared the road blocks at around 2:30 pm.

Surely, it was not really a huge impact accident; because if it was, it would have created a multiple-vehicle accident or left several people injured since hundreds of vehicles were passing by the accident scene during that time.

Ironically, in such mishaps, police officers were always the ones to rescue immediately; but, in this incident, nobody was instantly available since the police vehicle supposed to perform rescue operations was the one involved in the accident.

Generally, vehicular accidents happen as a result of negligence or recklessness on the part of drivers. The driver’s failure to observe traffic rules and regulations, or to implement reasonable care in driving, brings the risk of road disasters higher.

In such cases, only competent Los Angeles car accident lawyers can ensure victims that they will get the legal services and advice that they need regarding their case. Additionally, these lawyers have the expertise needed to manage insurance and personal injury claims and provide favorable results to their clients.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pedestrian Walking Through Red Light Hit by a Train

A Metro Blue train in Watts last February 12 at 103rd Street and Grandee Avenue in California struck a man while was walking through a red light.

According to the investigation, the pedestrian missed to see the incoming southbound train because he was then looking for a northbound train. The man disregarded the red light. He walked through the traffic lights even though the traffic arm barriers and the other pedestrians and vehicles had stopped causing him to be struck by the fast approaching southbound train.

The man was taken to St. Francis Medical Center for the serious injuries he sustained from the incident. He was listed in serious condition and his identity was not released until Sunday night.

On the other hand, the train driver was taken to the hospital for minor injuries while two other train passengers, who complained minor injuries, were given medical treatment right at the accident scene and have been released almost immediately.

Los Angeles Police Department Police officer, Sgt. Jerome Calhoun said that the man struck by the Metro Blue Line Train was not paying attention. He added that they don’t understand why people think that they can beat the trains for some reason.

Each year, there are always accidents that occur at the intersection near shopping malls, residences wherein both people and vehicles are often busy especially during rush hours.

Crossing the busy roads without giving proper care and attention, disregarding traffic rules and regulations and being unmindful while crossing the streets are the most common cause of fatal pedestrian accidents like what happened to the person who walked through the red light.

In this case, the accident was caused by the pedestrian’s negligence. Therefore, no one still to blame but the pedestrian alone, nevertheless, in some cases where one’s injuries were caused by other people’s carelessness, a victim could have a legal assistance from a personal injury lawyer Los Angeles specializing in pedestrian accidents.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pilot Dies in an Aviation Accident in West Fresno, California

A pilot has died after the small four-seater plane he was riding in crashed at West Fresno.

According to witnesses, a Cessna heading south came crashing down, took out multiple power lines and then furiously landed in a canal last February 5 at around 4 o’clock in the afternoon near Garfield and Barstow.

The Cessna pilot died in the crash. Investigation found out that the pilot was the only person on board. The identity of the pilot still remains undisclosed but his age was said to be in 40’s to 50’s.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s office asserts that the plane came from outside the vicinity and was flying over the Central Valley when the aviation accident occurred. One of the witnesses has said that there was a loud explosion before the Cessna lost its control.

The clipped power lines made it risky for the rescuers to respond at the accident until the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) crews arrived and fixed the power lines.

The rural area where the plane crashed in is surrounded by plenty of houses. Fortunately, the plane smashed into a canal and not into a house and no other person sustained personal injury.

Until present, the federal government is still trying to figure out in their investigation what had caused the Cessna to crash.

According to the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), the Cessna is registered under a man from Walnut Creek. Records from the agency show that the said Cessna plane 172 is a single-engine plane with four-seating capacity and the same was manufactured in 1979.

Aviation accidents rarely happen but unfortunately, when it occurs, there is a huge possibility that all its passengers will be killed. In such incidents, personal injury lawyers are important.