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Spate of Car Accident Fatalities Alarm LA Residents

October 31, 2014

Ellis Law Corporation


As residents of a major metropolitan area, Los Angelenos are certainly no strangers to vehicular accidents. However, the month of October has proven especially dangerous for drivers and passengers.

A recent slew of crashes in Los Angeles roadways has sent many to the hospital and claimed the lives of others before their time. It isn’t yet known if the victims or surviving family members plan to consult a Los Angeles car accident lawyer regarding their legal rights and how to obtain compensation for their losses.

48-year-old pedestrian loses her life

On October 18, 2014, a woman was pushing a shopping cart across Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood when a callous driver struck her and kept on driving. The woman, Ofelia Hernandez Salazar, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are still investigating the matter and have announced that they are seeking a suspect in a Mercedes sedan with front end damage. If he is found, the suspect will likely face charges, possibly vehicular manslaughter. The woman’s family may also decide to hire a Los Angeles hit and run lawyer to pursue a civil lawsuit.

Rollover crash claims the life of a teen

A second deadly crash occurred on the evening of October 21, 2014. Details are lacking; however, what is known is that a rollover crash occurred on the 134 Freeway in Glendale. It isn’t known what caused the vehicle rollover, nor if alcohol was a possible factor in the incident. Authorities have only disclosed that the teen was thrown from the vehicle. During such a difficult time, a Los Angeles rollover crash lawyer could assist the family by working with the police to ascertain liability.

Big rig accident injures seven

On Wednesday, October 22, at least seven people were sent to local hospitals after a big rig crashed at the East LA Interchange. The molasses truck crashed on the southbound 5 Freeway transition leading to the westbound 10 Freeway. Initial reports indicated that one person involved in the crash had been killed. Fortunately, it appears that this early information was incorrect and that the individual was instead critically injured. The medical status of the other victims is unknown, nor is it known if the driver of the big rig is one of those who sustained injuries. In addition to the truck, several other vehicles were involved in the crash. News footage depicts a pickup truck that had rolled over on its side. It is also believed that at least two other vehicles were involved.

Los Angeles rollover crash lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicular accident, you can count on the legal team at Ellis Law to help you explore your legal options for obtaining maximum compensation. In the event that you have lost a loved one, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf to hold the negligent party responsible. Our Los Angeles truck accident lawyers provide residents with more than 20 years of experience in the courtroom.

You can schedule a no-obligation, no-charge consultation by calling 310-641-3335.