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Los Angeles - "City of Angels" and Home of Hollywood

Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States and the most populous city in the state of California, with over 18 million people. Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva tribes, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as the cultural center of the American entertainment industry.

L.A. has the most dense traffic of the major U.S. cities, and the accidents to go along with it.  According to the LA Weekly, in 2012 ‘about 20,000 hit-and-run crashes, from fender benders to multiple fatalities, are recorded by the Los Angeles Police Department each year.’

Los Angeles, with its Mediterranean climate, is both flat and hilly with the highest point in the city proper reaching 5,074 ft. The eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains stretches from Downtown to the Pacific Ocean and separates the Los Angeles Basin from the San Fernando Valley. Other hilly parts of Los Angeles include the Mt. Washington area north of Downtown, eastern parts such as Boyle Heights, the Crenshaw district around the Baldwin Hills, and the San Pedro district. To get up-to-date road information, go to the California DOT site. And to find out current weather conditions in Los Angeles, go to Accuweather.com. The major freeways of Los Angeles include:

Links to accidents that occur in the Los Angeles area

Here is information on the most recent accidents in the Los Angeles:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Los Angeles, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking. 

If you know someone who has been injured in a Los Angeles accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center

LA Department of Health Services

LAC+USC Medical Center

H Claude Hudson Comprehensive Health Center

Hospital Association of Southern California

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 

Los Angeles grief support information for accident victims

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Los Angeles grief support organizations.

Los Angeles legal information for accident victims

When injury or death is the result of a motor-vehicle crash in Los Angeles, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Los Angeles injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows the issues related to insurance policies, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Los Angeles personal injury attorney can do to help.
 
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Two Los Angeles Police Department officers were in serious condition Monday morning after a crash involving their unmarked patrol vehicle and a sport utility vehicle in the Atwater Village area north of downtown Los Angeles.

A crying 3-year-old seen dangling from a telephone wire outside the third story of a Burbank apartment building escaped injury when a neighbor caught him as he plunged to the ground.

Date: 
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Roadway: 
Unknown

Speeding may be to blame for a crash in Woodland Hills that left three people hospitalized Saturday, police said.

Date: 
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Roadway: 
Hatteras Street
Type: Car Accident

A crash between an empty milk tanker truck and a vehicle shut down multiple northbound lanes on the 5 Freeway in the Castaic area early Wednesday morning.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Roadway: 
I-5 Northbound

At least three people were stung by a swarm of bees following a traffic accident in La Canada Flintridge Sunday. Two of the three victims were hospitalized.

Date: 
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A bicyclist was killed Sunday morning after riding through a red light and colliding with a vehicle.

Authorities responded to the crash around 7 a.m. near the intersection of Glendale and California avenues.

Date: 
Saturday, March 8, 2014
A man was killed and another was injured in a two-boat collision during a racing event on a San Dimas lake Saturday morning, park officials say.
Date: 
Friday, March 7, 2014
An 18-year-old man was struck and killed on the 5 Freeway in Sun Valley Saturday morning. The incident occurred just north of Tuxford Street around 4:20 a.m.
Date: 
Friday, March 7, 2014
Roadway: 
5 Freeway
A Los Angeles Police Department officer, later identified as Nicholas Choung Lee, 40, was killed Friday morning in a crash involving a dump truck and a patrol vehicle in Beverly Hills.

The driver of a car involved in a crash in Willowbrook that left a 23-year-old woman dead and three others injured early Thursday was expected to be charged on suspicion of driving under the influence, authorities said.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Type: Car Accident

At least 13 people were hurt after a Metro Blue Line train collided with a van Tuesday morning, officials said.

Date: 
Monday, March 3, 2014

Rain may have contributed to a series of collisions that closed down the transition lanes of the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena early Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Roadway: 
I-210

A man was struck and killed on the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena at Windsor Avenue early Wednesday, authorities said. The incident is being investigated as a possible suicide by the Pasadena Police Department.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A pedestrian was struck and killed on the northbound 405 Freeway at Getty Center Drive early Wednesday morning.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
A Long Beach police motorcycle officer was injured in a traffic accident involving a big rig on Tuesday.
Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014