Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Covina Single Auto Accident Hurts Three Minors

Three minors were badly injured from a single auto accident in Covina in Los Angeles County, California last Friday when the car they were riding in struck a tree.

The victims were said to be students of Northview High School and apparently, they were on their way home from school when the accident occurred.

According to the police investigation, the three minors were traveling east bound on a red Ford Taurus at about 3 o’clock in the afternoon in Edna Place. The car had just passed through the S-turn of the road when the 17-year old girl driver lost control of the car and swerved toward the right side of the road and crashed into a tree.

The said driver and another 14-year old girl sitting on the passenger’s seat as well as the 16-year old boy at the back seat were badly injured. The two girls were rushed to the Hospital via airlift while the boy was transported to the hospital through an ambulance. The conditions of the victims were not immediately released.

Before the Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters were able to free the victims from the wrecked car, they had to use hydraulic rescue tools to free them.

The relationship among the three victims is still unknown during the initial investigation, while the main cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Residents from the neighborhood said that they have witnessed a lot of auto accidents at the same area where the accident occurred.

After this recent accident, the people suggested the city to provide sufficient stop sign and speed bumps to the roadway near the high risk S-turn to avoid further auto accidents.

California is one of the states with a high rate of auto accidents. Such accidents come in different types, each presenting a different percentage of fatality depending on the different factors involved like impact of collision, structural stability and safety mechanism of the car, and place where the accident took place.

Nevertheless, victims of such accident may seek help from a Los Angeles auto accident attorney to analyze possible compensation for any type of the above mentioned collisions.