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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 driver fleeing police Friday collided head-on with another car, bailed out on foot, then failed to scale a fence before throwing himself to the ground and surrendering to police. The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Carl Smith.

A hit-and-run crash in Northridge early Wednesday left one man dead and police are searching for a driver and two passengers who fled the scene.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Type: Car Accident

The mayor of Los Angeles was a passenger in a police car that struck a pedestrian Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles, according to his office.

Date: 
Monday, January 13, 2014

Three people were dead and another was in serious condition following a fiery crash in Crenshaw early Sunday.

Date: 
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Roadway: 
Coliseum Street
Type: Car Accident

A 50-year-old woman was killed by a bus in South Los Angeles Saturday morning while riding her bike, which authorities said was stolen after she was struck.

Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2014
Roadway: 
South Figueroa

A Los Angeles Police Department officer on a motorcycle was injured after he was struck by a car in Van Nuys.

The officer was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.

Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2014

An investigation is underway into a fatal crash that closed a busy freeway transition for hours in the North Hollywood area.

Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2014
Roadway: 
I-101

A Metrolink train bound for Orange County from downtown L.A. fatally struck a bicyclist Thursday during the morning commute in Santa Fe Springs, officials said.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Police are looking for a female driver who crashed into a jogger near the entrance of Loyola Marymount University on Thursday.
Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A carjacking suspect in Glendale was arrested after crashing the stolen vehicle on the northbound 2 Freeway.

Date: 
Monday, January 6, 2014
Type: Car Accident
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz was arrested on charges of driving under the influence after crashing his luxury car in West Los Angeles early Monday.
Date: 
Sunday, January 5, 2014

Alcohol and speed were factors in a violent rollover crash that killed a 17-year-old male passenger in Bellflower early Saturday, officials said.

Date: 
Friday, January 3, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena Saturday afternoon, officials said.

Date: 
Friday, January 3, 2014
Two people were rescued by a ship after a single-engine plane carrying two people crashed near Santa Catalina Island on Saturday, officials said.
Date: 
Friday, January 3, 2014
Roadway: 
Catalina Island
City: 
Avalon, CA

A driver was killed Thursday morning after crashing off a San Fernando Valley freeway and into the concrete-walled Tujunga Wash.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Roadway: 
Vineland Avenue
Type: Car Accident