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Garbage Truck Collision on 110 Freeway Injures Two

trash Truck Crashes on 110 Freeway, Sending Debris Into Nearby Neighborhood LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles, CA (May 12, 2023) A collision involving a garbage truck and another vehicle occurred today on the 110 Freeway in the south Los Angeles area, resulting in injuries to two individuals and scattering debris into a nearby neighborhood. The Los Angeles Fire Department dispatched paramedics to the northbound 110 Freeway at Manchester Avenue around 2:20 a.m.

The garbage truck collided with a sound wall, causing it to catch fire. The impact propelled debris and chunks of cement onto the road adjacent to the freeway, causing damage to parked cars, as reported by witnesses at the scene. Patrick, a local resident, shared with ABC7 that accidents on the freeway are commonplace, but this particular incident stood out. “It was incredibly intense,” Patrick exclaimed. “I have never experienced or heard such a severe car crash… When it happened, it felt like the vehicle was tumbling from the road… for about 30 feet, just tumbling. And I could feel the ground shaking.”

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Fortunately, no injuries were reported among pedestrians in the area, but the driver of the garbage truck and the other vehicle were taken to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, according to ABC7.

Liability in Los Angeles Car Accidents

Car accidents can result in serious injuries and fatalities, despite improved safety measures in cars. According to the CDC, over 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes in the US. There are many factors that can contribute to a car accident, such as speeding, distracted driving, inclement weather, dangerous turns, and poorly designed roadways. All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care to prevent accidents, especially commercial drivers who work for the city.

California Vehicle Code 21801 states that the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way to oncoming traffic close enough to pose a hazard. If a negligent driver works for a city, that city may be liable in the event of an accident. Employers are generally responsible for the negligent actions of their employees within the scope of their job duties.

After a car accident, it is essential to preserve evidence properly, such as taking photos of the accident site, seeking surveillance footage, preserving medical records, interviewing eyewitnesses, and conducting a thorough independent investigation. The family of a victim who died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A car accident attorney can help accident victims understand their legal options and pursue compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and funeral expenses.

Investigating the 110 Freeway Garbage Truck Crash

The circumstances of the crash were under investigation.

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