LOS ANGELES, CA (April 13, 2023) – A driver who was being chased by Gardena police crashed into parked cars in Los Angeles early this morning and died at the scene. The chase had started in Gardena a few minutes earlier. The driver, who was between 20 and 30 years old, has not been identified yet.
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The police in Gardena saw a gray Dodge Charger driving recklessly at around 2:27 a.m. on Redondo Beach Boulevard. The car was going too fast and didn’t stop at red lights. A police officer tried to stop the car, but the driver sped away, and the police chased after him. The Dodge got onto the northbound Harbor Freeway, and the police followed. They got off at Manchester Avenue in Los Angeles.
However, the pursuing officer’s car broke down shortly after they left the freeway, and the chase was stopped. The Dodge managed to get away. A few minutes later, the police in Gardena were told by the LAPD that the Dodge had crashed into parked cars at 94th Street and Harvard Boulevard in Los Angeles. The driver died at the scene.
The investigation into the incident is still ongoing, and there is no further information available at the moment.
Liability in Gardena car accidents
Car accidents remain a leading cause of injury and death in the US despite better safety features in cars. Gardena is no exception to this fact. Over 32,000 people are killed, and two million are injured every year in motor vehicle crashes, according to the CDC. Dangerous driving practices such as speeding, distracted driving, and poorly designed roadways can contribute to car accidents. Commercial drivers who work for the city should be especially careful while driving.
California Vehicle Code 21801 mandates that the driver turning left must yield the right of way to traffic coming from the opposite direction. If a driver who caused a car accident works for the city, the city may be liable for the accident. Usually, employers are responsible for the negligent actions of their employees within the scope of their job duties.
After a car accident, it is crucial to take some steps to preserve evidence. You should take photos of the accident site, try to obtain surveillance footage, preserve medical records, and interview eyewitnesses. It is essential to conduct an independent investigation after an accident.
Investigating the Driver Killed Fleeing from Gardena Police
If a victim dies in a car accident, their family may file a bodily injury claim to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and funeral expenses. A car accident attorney can examine the facts of your case and guide you through your legal options.
Accident News Now expresses our deepest condolences to the family of the victim in this case. If you have any information about the accident, please reach out to the police. A comprehensive investigation is necessary for the sake of those who have suffered so much. Our team of personal injury lawyers is available to answer any questions you may have. We are here to help accident victims understand their rights and hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions. You can contact us anytime at (844) 966-0965.