Two People Injured In Car Accident At Downey Strip Mall on Paramount Boulevard After Vehicle Went Into Watch Store
DOWNEY, CALIFORNIA (August 27, 2019) – Two people were injured in a car accident after an out of control car crashed into a watch store at a Downey Strip Mall.
Downey police are saying that the accident took place near Telegraph Road by Paramount Boulevard around 1:45 p.m. The driver was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed before losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a tree.
The vehicle then went airborne and landed in the watch store. Two men in the watch store were seriously injured.
Paramedics rushed to the Downey strip mall and took them away in critical condition. There is an ongoing investigation into whether or not drugs or alcohol were involved.
Liability In Car Accidents
According to the NHTSA, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2017, speeding was a contributing factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities.” Speeding has a number of consequences including:
- Greater likelihood of loss of vehicle control
- Increased stopping distance
- Increased degree of crash severity
All drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles according to the prevailing conditions. According to California Vehicle Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.” Driving the speed limit during reduced visibility or inclement weather may very well be dangerous.
Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important that accident victims seek medical treatment following an accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the two men who were injured in this accident at the Downey strip mall. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the Downey police department. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get all of the medical and financial support that they need. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.