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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

One person was killed when a Ford GT driven by the brother of actress Salma Hayek Monday morning was involved in a crash with a pickup Sunday evening on Sunset Boulevard.
Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Head-on
Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a man on a bicycle in downtown Los Angeles Sunday. The incident occurred on Alameda Street near the westbound 10 Freeway off-ramp around 2 a.m.
Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Roadway: 
Alameda Street

One person was killed Friday morning at Los Angeles International Airport in an accident involving a cargo truck.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

A bus carrying jail inmates in downtown Los Angeles was involved in a traffic collision near the Twin Towers Jail Wednesday.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Type: Bus Accident

A big rig crash on the Hollywood (101) Freeway shut down all southbound lanes and snarled traffic for miles, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported about 3 p.m. near Melrose Avenue, CHP officials said.

Date: 
Monday, February 17, 2014
Three pedestrians, including two children, were injured in an accident in the parking lot of Walmart in the Panorama City area Tuesday.
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Monday, February 17, 2014

One man was killed and three others injured in a two-car collision in downtown Los Angeles Saturday morning.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Flower Street around 2:30 a.m.

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Friday, February 14, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A man is in critical condition after crashing during a possible street race in the Rampart area. Police are looking for a car that left the scene.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014
A 14-year-old Lancaster boy was struck and killed by a car while crossing the street to get on a school bus Friday.
Date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Roadway: 
Avenue J

Police are looking for two hit-and-run drivers that left a pedestrian dead in Atwater Village Thursday night.

Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Roadway: 
Riverside Drive
A woman whose vehicle was stuck between and electrical box and a building drove down a Hollywood sidewalk and past a man walking his dog before crashing into a parked vehicle.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A mother, later identified as Marleni Edith Barrera, 42, who was struck by a driver as she walked her daughter to school in Hollywood has died, according to police.

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Monday, February 10, 2014
Actor and former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Chris Kattan was booked on suspicion of DUI after a crash early Monday on a SoCal freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Six people were killed, including a family of four, when a wrong-way driver crashed in Los Angeles County early Sunday.
Date: 
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Detectives have released a photo of a person of interest in the hit-and-run crash in Watts that left a 19-year-old man dead.
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Thursday, February 6, 2014