Connie Rodriguez, Huy Ly injured in pursuit chase after T-Mobile store robbery
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 11, 2022) – Connie Rodriguez and Huy Ly were two unlucky victims of a car accident as a result of a police pursuit of a suspect who had robbed a T-Mobile store in the City of Commerce.
The suspect was speeding on the 105 freeway in a Mercedes-Benz SUV when he eventually ended up on Crenshaw Boulevard where he collided with a white sedan carrying Rodriguez and Ly.
After crashing into the white sedan, the suspect continued driving and collided with another vehicle near 173rd street.
Police finally apprehended the driver later, although his identity remains unknown.
Emergency response treated Rodriguez and Ly at the scene for minor injuries.
Liability In Los Angeles Car Accidents
Despite improved safety measures for cars, motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the CDC, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Dangerous turns
- Poorly designed roadways
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. This is especially true for commercial drivers that work for a city. A number of collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21801, the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way traveling from the opposite direction close enough to pose a hazard.
There are a number of steps that should be taken after a car accident.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.
The family of any victim that has been hurt 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 funeral expenses. It is essential that evidence is properly preserved after a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Los Angeles Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers wish Connie Rodriguez and Huy Ly a speedy recovery. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of those injured and suffering damages in this case.
Do you need more information about a Los Angeles car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.