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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:
- Glendale Freeway
- Santa Ana Freeway
- Golden State Freeway
- Santa Monica Freeway/San Bernardino Freeway
- Antelope Valley Freeway
- Seaside Freeway
- Pomona Freeway
- Marina Freeway
- Gardena Freeway
- Hollywood Freeway
- Ventura Freeway
- Terminal Island Freeway
- Glenn M. Anderson Freeway/Century Freeway
- Harbor Freeway
Links to accidents that occur in the Los Angeles area
Here is information on the most recent accidents in the Los Angeles:
- Los Angeles Car accidents
- Los Angeles Motorcycle accidents
- Los Angeles Bicycle accidents
- Los Angeles Pedestrian accidents
- Los Angeles Commercial truck accidents
- Los Angeles Boat accidents
- Los Angeles Aircraft accidents
- Los Angeles Bus accidents
- Los Angeles Train accidents
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:
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 accidentAfter 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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Four people were hurt, one critically, in a multi-car crash in Woodland Hills Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Los Angeles police say talk show host Arsenio Hall drove off a road in the San Fernando Valley but he's uninjured.
Hall lost control of his Porsche and drove into a dirt shoulder at around 7:15 p.m. Monday in West Hills.
A tour bus heading back from a Southern California casino crashed on a freeway east of Los Angeles early Monday, injuring 13 people, authorities said.
Lanes have reopened on the westbound 210 Freeway in La Crescenta after a big-rig fire forced a full closure early Tuesday morning.
A short pursuit ended with four people dead in a two-vehicle collision following reports of shots fired in Compton early Saturday morning.
Two people were killed and a deputy was hurt after a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department patrol car collided with another car, officials said.
Tami Erin, who played the plucky tween in the 1988 film 'The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking' was allegedly 'totally out of control … just out of it' after she drunkenly hit three vehicles and sped off from the scene of the crime.
Authorities continued to investigate Saturday after a man who led police on a high-speed pursuit through Los Angeles for more than an hour Friday night died after he crashed into another car and was shot by police.
A 13-year-old boy was allegedly behind the wheel of a pick-up truck when it ran a stop sign in Echo Park and collided with a mail truck, ejecting the mail carrier and pinning her beneath her vehicle, authorities said.
A former chief operating officer of the online file-sharing service Napster was killed when he was struck by a sheriff’s patrol car while riding a bicycle, authorities said Monday.
The morning commute along the 405 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley was snarled for miles Wednesday after 10 vehicles, including a big rig, collided and shut down all lanes of the busy freeway.
A publicist for actor Paul Walker says the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles. He was 40.