A San Diego man died in an east Los Angeles crash involving three cars, according to recent reports. Rodney Taveras, 28, was pronounced dead after a crash on the Pomona Freeway east of Los Angeles near Indiana Street, according to the California Highway Patrol. No arrests were made and the other two drivers were not injured. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
The state of California has one of the highest automobile crash rates in the United States. According to the California Highway Patrol, in 2012 there were a total of 2,995 people killed and 226,544 people injured on California’s highways. Many of these crashes occurred in the larger metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles and San Diego, but nearly every county and city in the state saw car accidents. San Diego County accounted for 206 of the fatalities and 12,863 of the injuries. Only Los Angeles County, with 585 fatalities, and San Bernardino County, with 217, had higher death rates from traffic accidents.
One reason for the high number of accidents in California is the large number of vehicles on the road. California’s population is one of the highest in the nation, and more people own cars here than in other densely-populated areas like New York. Another reason may be the large number of high-speed corridors such as freeways that encourage fast driving.
If you have been injured in a California traffic accident, it is very important that you seek legal help immediately.
A personal injury attorney may be able to help you protect your rights when you have been the victim of someone else’s negligence. If you have been in a car accident, you may find that the other party’s insurance company works hard to deny your claim and avoid paying your medical bills, property damage costs and other expenses. A personal injury attorney stands up for you and ensures that you are treated fairly.
Dan Gilleon, a San Diego personal injury attorney, is ready to work with you to help you recover compensation for your injuries. With years of experience in holding insurance companies and others accountable, Dan Gilleon will fight for your rights and help you protect yourself and your family. Contact Dan Gilleon today for a free consultation.