Multi-Vehicle Accident Leaves Infant in Critical Condition
On Saturday, a three car collision in Elysian Park left five people injured, including a four-month old. According to initial police reports, the accident took place on November 5th around 6:39 p.m.
The occurred near Dodger Stadium just south of the 5 Freeway. Emergency fire crews were dispatched and rescued a number of people trapped in one of the vehicles. Four people at the scene were transported to the hospital, including the infant. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said the infant was “fighting for her life,” Immediately after being rescued, the child was said to have no pulse and was not breathing.
The other hospitalized victims included a 48 year-old woman, a nine year-old girl and a 23 year-old woman. The nine year old was reported to be in grave condition. One of the victims, a 23 year old male, suffered minor injuries and was said to be in the custody of the California Highway Patrol. The details of the crash are still under investigation and no details as to why this individual was being held has been released.
To date, the investigation has not uncovered who or what caused the collision.
The impact of car accidents
Ellis Law sends its sympathies and well wishes to all the victims and their families. As veteran Los Angeles car accident lawyers, we are keenly aware of the far-ranging implications of such tragedies. It is unsettling how quickly a car crash can change lives. There will be time away from work, medical bills, grief, and pain and suffering, all piling quickly and impacting the lifestyles of everyone close to the victims.
Liability issues in multi-car accidents
When there are three or more vehicles involved in a collision, establishing responsibility can be more complex. A careful investigation is necessary to gather evidence, speak to witnesses and look at other contributing factors such as road hazards, poor weather, and the conditions of the drivers. In accidents where alcohol or drugs were involved, victims may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
At Ellis Law, we fight to ensure victims of negligent drivers are justly compensated for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other economic damages. If you or someone you love has been harmed by another motorist, contact our offices at 310-641-3335 to schedule a free consultation with a skilled personal injury lawyer.