On Wednesday, September 5th, a man exited the 5 Freeway, heading south, when he crashed into a traffic light pole. Upon impact, the car burst into flames, trapping the man inside. The incident occurred at 9 p.m. in Boyle Heights at Mission Road. Witnesses say that the car was traveling well over 80 mph. He crashed head-on into the pole without trying to break or swerve out of the way. Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the crash, but they are weighing options that it was a medical emergency or an intentional accident. There has been no information retrieved on whether or not drugs and alcohol were involved, nor have investigators been able to determine where the car was coming from or where it was headed. The driver perished in the accident.
Car Accident Attorney in Los AngelesIf you have been involved in a car crash in Los Angeles, you should reach out to our law firm, Downtown LA Law Group, to get started on a claim against the responsible party. An accident can happen for any number of reasons. Another driver may have crashed into you from the rear or head-on, or he may have run a traffic light or stop sign. You may have been unable to keep control of your car due to a hazard in the road or because of construction. There may not have been adequate lighting or a turn may have been too narrow. No matter what the cause, we will do all we can to identify the responsible party and file a claim against them.
Steps to Take after a Car CrashIf you have been involved in a car crash, it is important that you follow these steps to have the best chance of filing an adequate claim.
- Seek medical attention immediately so you are safe and healthy, whether by calling the paramedics or going to the hospital. The longer you wait for treatment, the more suspicious the insurance agency will be.
- Take photographs of your injuries and damages to your vehicle, as well as pictures of the accident scene
- Take down the information of the responsible party who hit you, such as his insurance details, name, phone number, and more
- Ask any eyewitnesses, passengers, or bystanders for their statements as to what happened
- Reach out to a skilled lawyer who can help handle your lawsuit for you. An attorney can prove that you were owed a duty of care that was breached, which resulted in an accident that caused actual physical harm.