Early this morning there was an Artesia car accident in which a sports utility vehicle, which was allegedly stolen by a boy, crashed into a home. Fortunately, although the home has been red tagged, which means that it is unsafe to enter, there were no injuries reported in the car accident in Artesia.
According to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, the boy, who has not been identified, was arrested, while a passenger in the SUV was not arrested. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the SUV first crashed through an exterior fence, then walls, before hitting the house. The force of the impact in the Artesia accident, or the continuation of the driving, led to the front door ending up all the way at the back area of the house.
The owner of the house, Virgilina Martins, who is 73 years old, will have to find a place to stay while it is determined if the house can be repaired. The parents or guardians of the boy may be held legally liable for the damage caused in the Artesia wreck, in which case they would be responsible for the cost to repair the house, the cost of finding a replacement place for Ms. Martins to live in the meantime, and any other damages that were caused by this car wreck in Artesia, including damage to personal property in the house.
Ms. Martins should consider hiring an Artesia lawyer who can deal with her home owners’ insurance and also make a claim against the responsible party to make sure that she is fully compensated for her damages.