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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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3 Things Nobody Tells You About Hit And Run Accidents

Falling victim to a hit and run accident is another one of those things you think will never happen to you — until it does. Most of the time, our knowledge of hit and run accidents comes from television or third hand anecdotes. But what do you really need to know when it happens? Go here to learn more.
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How To Read A Police Report – Traffic Collision

If you’ve been involved in an accident, you probably know by now that the collision itself was just the beginning. By now, you’re not sure what to do or what to expect.  On top of all of this, you just don’t know how to read the Traffic Collision Report the police made at the scene of the accident. Go here to learn what you need to know...

Most recent accident reports

A fatal accident involving a big rig and a car forced a major SigAlert on the Hollywood (101) Freeway Thursday morning.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Three separate big rig accidents shut down lanes on the eastbound 210 Freeway interchange in Pasadena for the second time in as many days.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A California Highway Patrol officer was hospitalized after crashing into a fire hydrant early Thursday morning during a pursuit that reached speeds around 85 mph and ended with three people in custody.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Wet roads may have caused a big rig to lose control Wednesday morning and jackknife on the 210 Freeway in Pasadena, blocking traffic.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Roadway: 
210 Freeway

A big rig hauling 42,000 pounds of honey created "one sweet mess" when it overturned on the 605 Freeway on Monday afternoon, forcing the closure of four lanes through the city of Industry, Caltrans officials said.

Date: 
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Roadway: 
605 Freeway

A woman was killed after crashing her car into a parked vehicle in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles Sunday morning.

Date: 
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Roadway: 
Western Avenue
Type: Car Accident
A 61-year-old woman has died after she and her 32-year-old daughter were struck by a hit-and-run driver in Santa Monica early Saturday morning.
Date: 
Friday, March 21, 2014
Roadway: 
Ocean Avenue

After an almost nine-hour search, officials announced a dirt bike rider who went missing Tuesday evening had returned home Wednesday morning.

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Monday, March 17, 2014
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Monday, March 17, 2014
Roadway: 
170th Street
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