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The Latest Incident: Two Females Killed in Street Takeover Crash in Compton
The fatal crash occurred at approximately 11:42pm at the intersection of North Wilmington Avenue and West Stockwell Street on Sunday night, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department. The two female victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
According to a witness, the two females were in a red sedan that was drifting or swinging in the intersection during a street takeover although the street takeover has not been confirmed as of yet. One of the females was allegedly hanging out of the window when the crash occurred. This female was ejected from the vehicle. The investigation determined that one of the deceased females was the driver of the red sedan.
The crash also involved an SUV driven by Treyshawn Cooley, who approached the intersection while his light was green. According to Cooley, he approached the intersection at around 45 to 50 miles per hour.
According to residents, street takeovers occur almost nightly, with the largest takeovers occurring Sunday nights. Residents complain or repeatedly calling the authorities with no resolution. Without a doubt, these takeovers are unsafe for everyone – and the fact that the authorities seem to be unable to put an end to them worsens things.
This is just the latest incident surrounding street takeovers. Many people are blaming the authorities and the city for their incompetence and failure to put an end to these dangerous street takeovers. Without a doubt, the authorities and even the city could be held liable and sued for the injuries, deaths, and property damage resulting from street takeover incidents.
Street Takeovers Can Lead to Devastating Injuries
Street takeovers have become a major issue in our area. These street takeovers are planned on social media platforms. People meet up at the designated intersections. Drivers perform dangers maneuvers (like donuts and drifting, for example). Usually, there is quite a large crowd that forms. The cars performing these dangerous stunts can get very close to onlookers, often running them over. Of course, auto accidents are also likely. These crashes can occur between the vehicles that are participating in the street takeover, but they can also involve innocent drivers that find themselves in the middle of these events.
Car crashes can often result in some of the following injuries:
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Joint injuries (shoulder injuries, knee injuries, hip injuries, etc.)
- Crushing injuries
- Severed limbs
- Nerve damages
It’s also important to consider that the drivers/passengers that participate in street takeovers are often not wearing seatbelts. Passengers also often hang out of the car (the sit on the door frame with their body out of the vehicle) while the stunts are being performed. In the incident described above, specifically, one of the deceased females was hanging out of the car when the crash occurred, resulting in an ejection from the vehicle.
Who is Liable?
Of course, the people organizing and participating in these dangerous street takeovers can be held accountable for all resulting harm. However, many people – especially residents affected by constant street takeovers in their neighborhoods and those injured by incidents involving these takeovers – are blaming the authorities and the city alike for their failure to address the street takeovers and do anything to prevent them from happening.
How can the authorities be liable? The police have failed to respond to calls regarding street takeovers even when people call them in with exact locations. The police have essentially failed to keep communities safe.
How can the city be liable? The city, specifically, road maintenance agencies, have a duty to keep all roads safe. When there are recurring incidents, then these city agencies have the duty to take action to reduce the risk of these incidents. Some possible actions that city agencies can take include some of the following: installing cameras to identify vehicles, installing center dividers, installing speed bumps, etc.
Can You Sue?
Yes – you could potentially have the right to file a lawsuit for a street takeover injury. Depending on the details surrounding the incident, the city and/or the police may be held liable. For more information about the legal options available to you, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm as soon as possible. Our street takeover injury attorneys are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to sue and recover the payout that you are owed.
Recovering Monetary Compensation
Based on the details surrounding your lawsuit, you could be eligible to recover monetary compensation. Some of the compensation that you could be eligible to recover can include the following:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
- Legal costs
For more information about the type and amount of compensation that you can recover, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our law firm immediately. Our lawyers are ready to fight for your right to recover the maximum settlement available.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to sue after a street takeover injury accident. Our lawyers have decades of experience and are ready to fight for your right to sue and recover the payout that you are owed. Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, we aim to make our legal services accessible to all; therefore, we offer free legal services. Our free legal services include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer absolutely all your questions and address all your concerns. Whether you are interested in starting the legal process or changing lawyers after starting it elsewhere, we can help you.
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Do not hesitate to contact our lawyers for more information about your right to sue after a street takeover accident. We are ready to help.