Thursday, October 13, 2011

Speeding Blamed in Downtown LA Car Crash that Left 2 Dead

Speeding remains one of the leading causes of fatal car accident, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It also remains true in downtown Los Angeles.

Take the example of a speeding motorist on downtown Los Angeles who crashed his car, leaving his two passengers dead on Saturday morning.

According to reports, David Young Lee was traveling on Wilshire Boulevard at high speed when his car swerved and overturned near MacArthur Park. At least two of his passengers were pronounced dead at the accident scene.

Another passenger, who was wearing a seatbelt, sustained minor injuries while Lee suffered broken leg. Paramedics transported the injured people to a local hospital, reports said.

Reports said Lee was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and murder charges. No other injuries were reported. Police officers resumed operations on Wilshire Boulevard eastbound lane shortly after investigation.

Speeding on the congested lanes of downtown Los Angeles is a sure way to cause danger on yourself as well as to your passengers. Exceeding the speed limit reduces the reaction time and aggravates the hazard that a collision may bring.

Worse, when the driver is drunk, he or she may not execute emergency action to prevent swerving and rollover. The result is fatal and serious injuries to the occupants.

California driving laws does not let negligent drivers escape such violations. The local district courts impose stringent penalties and may order imprisonment for cases involving deaths.

If you or your loved one has been a victim of a speeding or drunk driver in Los Angeles, you may consult with a personal injury attorney. Your lawyer will help you file legal action and assert maximum compensation for your losses.

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