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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

Two people suffered burn injuries in a crash involving at least two vehicles. One of the vehicles involved, a pickup, burst into flames. The extent of the injuries is not immediately known. Victims' identities not yet released.
Date: 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Type: Car Accident
A 44-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after his vehicle ran through a T-intersection and struck the wall of a middle school in Venice. No other injuries were reported.
Date: 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Roadway: 
Walgrove Avenue
City: 
Venice, CA
It appears that Khalil tried to beat the train by driving through the gate arms, according to Burbank Police Officer Joshua Kendrick. “It was unfortunate judgment,” Kendrick said.
Date: 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Aldzhikyan was ejected from his vehicle after it left the road, struck a lamppost and then a business sign. The car did not have seatbelts. A teenage boy suspected of involvement in the crash was in custody today and facing homicide charges.
There were nine total victims, four were taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, two declined medical attention, two “met the trauma criteria guidelines” and one was dead on arrival.
Date: 
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Roadway: 
I-5
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Pileup
Two male pedestrians were struck by a hit-and-run vehicle in the Manchester Square area of South Los Angeles around 1:45 a.m. A single of the victims, aged 45-55, was hospitalized in critical condition.
Date: 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Two College of the Canyons football players were killed Friday in a car crash that also left a third football player in critical condition, college officials confirmed.
California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a fatal crash that killed a 17-year-old female jogger on Golden Valley Road on Monday night, officials said.
Date: 
Monday, August 18, 2014
The identity of the 5-year-old girl killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the 60 Freeway near South El Monte early Thursday has been released, authorities said.
Date: 
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Roadway: 
60 Freeway

A 19-year-old man was killed early Saturday morning when a wrong-way driver suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol collided with his car on the westbound 210 Freeway in Azusa.

One man was killed and another is in serious condition after a hit-and-run driver struck them while they were crossing a North Hollywood street Wednesday night, police said.
Date: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Roadway: 
North Whitsett
Javier Hernandez, 54, died after a hit-and-run driver crashed into him and two others waiting at a bus stop on Monday, July 28, 2014, his relatives said.
Date: 
Sunday, July 27, 2014

A 49-year-old Long Beach man was killed Friday when he got out of his vehicle after an accident on the northbound 405 Freeway in Torrance and was struck by another vehicle, authorities said.

Date: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Roadway: 
405 Freeway
Type: Car Accident

A cyclist was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in South Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

Police are looking for a hit-and-a-run driver that killed a bicyclist in South Los Angeles Wednesday night.

Date: 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Santa Monica Firefighters Association has established a fund for the family of a Las Vegas child who died in a car accident Friday.

Date: 
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Roadway: 
I-10
Type: Car Accident