1 Severely Hurt in North Hills Truck Crash near West Parthenia Street
Los Angeles, California (February 14, 2020) – Two persons were injured after a traffic collision in North Hills, Los Angeles County, according to a California Highway Patrol dispatch.
The accident occurred in the 16600 West Parthenia Street on Thursday, February 13.
As per the report, two pickup trucks and two other vehicles crashed for reasons yet to be determined. One of the persons involved was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the collision.
Major Truck Accident near West Parthenia Street
Firefighters along with medical personnel responded to the scene and attended to one party who suffered severe injuries in the crash. A second party was treated for minor injuries.
Authorities closed several lanes of West Parthenia Street due to the crash.
The incident remains under investigation.
What Causes Truck Crashes
Road truck operators are obliged by law to maintain a safe distance with the car ahead of them. Most of the traffic collisions happen when motorists make unsafe left turns. The California Vehicle Code 21801 requires motorists turning left or making a complete U-turn upon a highway or turning left into a private or public property or an alley should yield the right-of-way to all cars oncoming from the opposite way that are close enough to cause risk at any time during the turning movement.
Where to Get Help after Traffic Crash
It is unfortunate that thousands of people are hurt in traffic collisions across California every year. The negligent motorists cause most of these accidents. Over speeding, driving under the influence, driving while using a cell phone, driving while tired; and violating traffic laws are avoidable factors.
According to P. Mark Shayani, an experienced personal injury attorney and managing attorney at Pacific Attorney Group, it is important to conduct a separate and independent investigation to determine the cause of the crash. Mark said that an attorney is needed to look for witnesses, conduct background checks and review applicable insurance coverage.
Awaiting the results of the investigation, the victims may be entitled to a personal injury claim.
We help victims or the families of persons injured in car accidents as they file a personal injury lawsuit. Call us to receive a free consultation.
If you are the victim or a family member and would like a free copy of the police report, please contact the Pacific Attorney Group. Click to call: 866-803-6502.