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Los Angeles, CA - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

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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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

An off-duty Los Angeles police detective was killed Friday afternoon when his pickup collided with a cement truck in Beverly Hills on the same street where a fellow officer died in a similar crash two months ago.

Date: 
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Type: Car Accident

One man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding crashed with a Metro bus and caught fire in Chatsworth Thursday night.

Date: 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Roadway: 
Nordhoff Street

Authorities have identified an LAPD officer who was killed Saturday morning after the police car he and his partner were in was struck by an SUV as they were pursuing another vehicle, police said.

Date: 
Friday, May 2, 2014
Roadway: 
Anaheim Street
Type: Car Accident

One person was killed and five others were hospitalized after a car crash in Lancaster on Saturday. Three children were among the victims, Los Angeles County fire officials said.

 

Date: 
Friday, May 2, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A woman is killed while sitting on the passenger side of a car that slammed into the back of a tow truck in Florence on Friday morning.

Date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Date: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Roadway: 
I-210
A pedestrian was found dead in South LA early Wednesday morning as a result of a hit-and-run crash, according to Los Angeles police.
Date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A 16-year-old Southern California girl was killed while sleeping in her bed after an alleged drunken driver crashed his sport utility vehicle into her home early Sunday, authorities said.

Date: 
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Type: Car Accident
One person is dead after a crash on the Northbound 405 freeway in Gardena early Sunday morning.
Date: 
Saturday, April 19, 2014

A 33-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence when her vehicle struck a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer from behind at a red light, leaving him pinned between two vehicles Saturday, officials said.

Date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014

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