James Haddid Los Angeles: James Haddid of Pasadena Killed In Los Angeles Wrong Way Car Accident On The 210 Freeway By Ocean View Boulevard
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (August 4, 2020) – A man identified as James Haddid has tragically died in a car accident on the 210 Freeway near Ocean View Boulevard.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 2:40 a.m. on August 2nd. For reasons that remain under investigation a 23-year-old woman drove her vehicle in the wrong lanes of the freeway.
She ended up colliding head-on with a vehicle driven by James Haddid. The force of the impact caused the wrong way vehicle to catch on fire.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help James Haddid. Despite life-saving measures he later died due to his injuries.
A passenger in his car survived with major injuries and was taken to the hospital.
Liability In Los Angeles Head-On Car Accidents
Wrong way collisions are among the most dangerous types of accidents that a person can be involved in. They account for only around 2% of all accidents but over 11% of all traffic fatalities. An estimated 355 people are killed every year in wrong way collisions. Driver distraction, fatigue and drug use remain some of the leading causes of wrong way collisions. Drivers may also get confused and enter an off-ramp prior to a collision.
When a driver crosses a double yellow line they will typically be found at fault in the event of an accident. According to California Vehicle Code 21460, “If double parallel solid yellow lines are in place, a person driving a vehicle shall not drive to the left of the lines, except as permitted in this section.” It is important that evidence is properly preserved after an accident.
The family of any victim that died in a wrong way collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills, funeral costs and loss of love. In order to win a civil claim plaintiffs will have to demonstrate negligence. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Los Angeles Head-On Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of James Haddid. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. This was a preventable accident that should not have taken place.
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