Although a lot of people use mass transit to get around the City of Angels, most of southern California is famous for the importance of cars. So many people use personal motor vehicles to get around Los Angeles that traffic jams are more the norm than clear lanes.
As a result, the metropolitan area also has more than the national average of car accidents for many places of similar size. Aggravated driving, distractions like cellphones and general overcrowding can lead to disastrous accidents that can cost victims money or even a life.
A three-car crash sent a pair of parents to the hospital with critical injuries and endangered their child. A man driving a sedan out of a parking lot in Sylmar struck the center of the parents' car, pushing it into the path of oncoming traffic. A sport utility vehicle was unable to stop before hitting the car. Traffic officers with the Los Angeles Police Department reported that the couple's injuries are both listed as extremely critical, although their infant child was in a car seat and not injured.
Firefighters worked for nearly an hour to extricate the victims from their badly damaged vehicle. Officers are investigating the incident and reported that the driver of the previously parked car may face criminal charges if the victims' conditions worsen.
Victims of car accidents in the Los Angeles area may feel the need to exact financial damages after the setback of a tragic collision. Legal representation can be very helpful in these situations, as a lawyer could recommend the best way to seek compensation.