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River Rescue Called Off

River Rescue Called Off

With the torrential rainfall over the last few days taking its toll on local police and fire personnel, a river rescue was called off Saturday morning after a reported car in the river turned out to only be a concrete barrier.

A jogger, running along the Los Angeles River, contacted fire officials after reportedly seeing a car in the raging river water.

Firefighters responded when they received other reports of a vehicle in the water near the 5 Freeway and Zoo Dr. in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles.

Fire officials arrived on the scene around 8 a.m. and searched the area. Aerial footage showed several Los Angeles City firefighters in the area investigating the reports.

With the wicked weather, there are things you can do to be safe on the roads. Keep your eyes scanning the road ahead, looking for any potential hazards. Slow down, this will help compensate for a car’s longer stopping distance in the rain.

If a car begins to slip and lose traction, don’t slam on the brakes. In the rain, the limited traction will cause brakes to lock up and lengthen a car’s stopping distance.

If you need a car accident lawyer call The Accident Attorneys Group at 877-857-7720.

Source: NBC Southern California


Body Found in Trunk of Burning Car

Body Found in Trunk of Burning Car

A body of a man was found in the trunk of a burning car Monday in Panorama City.

A call of a car fire near Terra Bella St. and Vena Ave. came in around 10:20 p.m. to the Los Angeles City fire department, said officials.

After firefighters responded and put out the burning car, they discovered the body of a man inside the trunk The burning car was an Audi A4.

The identity of the man wasn’t readily available, but officials said he appeared between 25 and 35 years old. The cause of his death is still under investigation. The coroner is working on identifying the man and his cause of death.

“We’ll have to wait for the coroner’s conclusion to find out, but the murder does show signs of gang or narcotics influence,” said Lt. Paul Vernon in an interview with CBS Los Angeles.

“The fire fully engulfed the passenger compartment, but never made it to the trunk,” Lt. Vernon said.

The death appears to be gang-related and homicide detectives have taken over the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.

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Source: CBS Los Angeles


Two-Car Crash Leaves One Dead

Two-Car Crash Leaves One Dead

An early morning accident left one dead Saturday after a two-car crash occurred in downtown Los Angeles.

The accident occurred by the train tracks at the intersection of Pico Blvd. and Flower St. The accident occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m.

Three people were transported to an area hospital. One was pronounced dead. The condition of the other two victims was not immediately available.

Both vehicles ended up on the train tracks after the accident. This caused some delays to the Metro Blue Line.

The cause of the accident isn’t known yet, but investigators are looking to see whether or not alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident.

Police officials haven’t released the identities of the three victims. Anyone with more information is asked to contact their local authorities.

If you need a car accident lawyer call The Accident Attorneys Group at 877-857-7720.

Source: KABC-TV Los Angeles


Shooting Victim Found Near USC Campus

aShooting Victim Found Near USC Campus

A gunshot victim was found Wednesday near the University of Southern California. It is believed the victim was part of an altercation with a gunman in another vehicle, authorities said.

The Los Angeles Police received a report of a shooting victim near campus around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday. The shooting is suspected to be gang related.

No USC students were involved with the shooting. The shooting occurred “several miles” from the USC campus, school officials said in an interview with NBC Los Angeles.

An alert stating the emergency was “non-USC affiliated,” was issued asking students to stay away from the campus’ Gate 6 area due to a medical emergency.

The victim, who hasn’t been identified, is currently hospitalized. The victim’s condition was not available.

According to officials, the car-to-car shooting occurred near 57th St. and Hoover St. The shooting occurred about two miles south of where the victim was eventually discovered.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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Source: NBC Los Angeles


Teen killed in violent car crash that injured four others

Teen killed in violent car crash that injured four others

Source: KABC-TV Los Angeles

A teen was killed when the car he and four other passengers were riding in crashed violently early Saturday morning. The teen killed was identified as 17-year-old Daniel Solis, of Downey.

The crash happened shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday on Rosecrans Ave. and Lakewood Blvd. According to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the driver hit a curb and wrought-iron fence, causing the vehicle to roll over onto its roof, and then crash into a tree.

It’s suspected the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control. Alcohol is also being considered a contributing factor.

Four out of five people were ejected from the car during the crash. All were taken to nearby hospitals. Solis was listed in critical condition, but later died. The other four passengers were all listed in stable condition and are expected to make a full recovery and survive.

No other information of those involved in the accident was readily available, officials said.

The driver of the car, 22-year-old Eddie Solis and brother to the deceased Daniel Solis, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, according to authorities.

The crash remains under investigation by officials.

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Source: KABC-TV Los Angeles and Los Angeles Times


One killed in Tujunga Wash car crash

One killed in Tujunga Wash car crash

Source: NBC 4 Southern California

One person was killed Thursday morning in a car crash that and ended up at the bottom of the concrete-walled Tujunga Wash.

The vehicle, a 2008 black Cadillac, apparently went off the 101 Freeway, plowed through some trees and bushes before crashing through a chain-link fence and ending up on its side in the bottom of the wash.

The driver died at the scene. The victim has been identified as a 31-year-old male from Woodland Hills, says California Highway Patrol Officer Leland Tang.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash. It is not clear what caused the vehicle to veer off the 101 Freeway that sent it into the Wash. Another vehicle may have been involved in the accident.

Fire Station 86 discovered the vehicle around 7:15 a.m. By 7:30 a.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department tweeted that a fatal crash had occurred at the 4300 block of Vineland Ave.

The Tujunga Wash, where the car crashed, is considered a tributary of the Los Angeles River. It’s a 13-mile long stream and located just south of the crash site.

The police didn’t have any more information and have not released the name of the victim. The crash is still under investigation.

If you need a car accident lawyer call The Accident Attorneys Group at 877-857-7720.

Source: NBC 4 and 89.3 KPCC


Man hospitalized after car plunges over cliff

Man hospitalized after car plunges over cliff

Source (CBS Los Angeles)

A man was hospitalized Friday after he drove his car over a cliff. The car landed in the ocean off of Palos Verdes in the 1300 block of Paseo del Mar, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

The accident was reported around 2 a.m. The rescuers found the 19-year-old man 300 feet below the cliff. The car was partially submerged.

“It was well damaged and he was apparently trapped inside the vehicle with water rushing in,” Cpt. Don Tianaka said in an interview with CBS Los Angeles.

Reports indicate that the man may have been suicidal. As rescuers got to his location, he was seen flashing a light at rescuers to alert them of his location and condition, according to officials.

“It was reported that he said he didn’t want to drown. He did state that he did it on purpose, to drive over the side,” Cpt. Tianaka said.

A witness said the man stopped his car at the cliff’s edge and sat for a while. Then he pushed the gas pedal and drove the car over, Palos Verdes Estates police Sgt. Luke Hellinga said in an interview with the Daily Breeze.

Once the man was rescued, he was airlifted to Harbor UCLA Medical Center. He’s reported to be in serious condition. The accident is still under investigation by officials.

If you need a car accident lawyer call The Accident Attorneys Group at 877-857-7720.

Source: CBS Los Angeles and Daily Breeze


More people now die of suicide than in car accidents

More people now die of suicide than in car accidents

Source: (IIHS)

In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, released in May, there were 33,687 deaths from car accidents and 38,364 suicides in 2010.

Suicide, typically viewed as an issue with teens and the elderly, is increasing amongst middle-aged Americans, ages 35-64; many baby boomers are facing economic uncertainty that is then combined with easy access to prescription painkillers. Poisoning deaths were up 24 percent over the 10-year period from 1999 to 2010.

From 1999 to 2010, the suicide rate among Americans ages 35 to 64 rose by nearly 30 percent, to 17.6 deaths per 100,000 people, up from 13.7. While suicide rate is up amongst both middle-aged men and women, the suicide rate for middle-aged men was 27.3 deaths per 100,000, while for women it was 8.1 deaths per 100,000.

“It is the baby boomer group where we see the highest rates of suicide,” said the C.D.C.’s deputy director, Ileana Arias, in an interview with The New York Times. “There may be something about that group, and how they think about life issues and their life choices that may make a difference.” Dr. Arias noted that the higher suicide rates might be due to a series of life and financial circumstances unique to the baby boomer generation. They are often coping with caring for aging parents while still providing financial and emotional support to adult children.

The increase in suicides is unsettling as there is still a stigma around it.

You can read the CDC’s report here.

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Source: The New York Times


Four killed in Compton car crash after police pursuit

Four killed in Compton car crash after police pursuit

Four people were killed Saturday when a high-speed pursuit by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies ended with the pursued car slamming into another vehicle.

The accident happened about 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of West Greenleaf Boulevard and South Wilmington Avenue in Compton, said Sheriff’s Sgt. Peter Ramirez. The pursuit started after the car was pulled over. Deputies believed the vehicle matched a description of a vehicle used in a shooting that had just occurred. The car sped off once the deputies exited their cruiser.

The deputies pursued the vehicle for about two miles when the car ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle slammed into a light pole, a brick wall, and a garage and flipped over before catching fire.

The other vehicle involved in the crash, a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, veered out of control and hit another wall. Only one person was in that vehicle.

Only one victim was identified by late Saturday, but it wasn’t clear which vehicle Stacey Garcia, 30, of Los Angeles, was in.

Several family members at the scene told The Los Angeles Times that two of the people in the pursued car were Larry Gilmore, 35, and Shawnice Osborne, 20.

“It’s terrible to see two cars so mangled up,” said Keith Wright in an interview with The Times, who said he was Gilmore’s brother.

The events unfolded after a report of “multiple shots fired” came from the 100 block of West Indigo Street in Compton, Ramirez said.

The shooting, pursuit, and accident are all under investigation.

If you need a car accident lawyer call The Accident Attorneys Group at 877-857-7720.

Source: Los Angeles Times


Tragic Accident in Colorado

Car Accident

Car Accident (Photo credit: caribb)

A 30-car accident and bad weather were the cause of the closing of Interstate 70. The accident occurred around the city of Vail, Colorado.

Mindy Crane of the Colorado Department of Transportation states, “We were seeing blizzard conditions up in that area,” said Mindy Crane of the Colorado Department of Transportation. “We have not been able to find out if there are any injuries or fatalities.”

Most of the highway was forced to be shutdown at around 1:30 p.m. According to the National Weather Service there were scattered snow showers all over this particular city. Temperatures should be below freezing overnight, with wind chills making it feel like -15 degrees Fahrenheit. Skiers there can expect sunny skies and a high temperature of 35 degrees on Tuesday.

The Colorado state transportation agency reported other closures Monday afternoon along I-70 from the same weather system. That includes a stretch of eastbound I-70 northeast of Vail, between Frisco and Silverthorne, and a longer westbound part of the highway between Georgetown and Silverthorne because of “multiple accidents.”By 7 p.m., all parts of the highway in Colorado had reopened, according to the state Department of Transportation’s website.

Unfortunately car accidents happen every day. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident it is necessary to consult with an accident attorney, no matter the size of the accident. The Accident Attorney’s Group will make sure that you are given the compensation you deserve. This includes compensation for medical bills, vehicle damages, rental cars, pain and suffering and more. For more information do not hesitate to speak with a car accident attorney.

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