In 2019 there were 244 people killed in car accidents in Los Angeles, California. This number of people killed, whose families may have wrongful death claims for their damages, is 0.8% less than in 2018. While any decrease is good, the small percentage of decrease from 2018 to 2019 is disappointing given the fact that Los Angeles has been on a four (4) year program to eliminate car accident deaths on the streets of Los Angeles. The family members of anyone killed in a Los Angeles car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accident should immediately contact us by calling 1 866 INJURY 2 or 1.818.222.3400 (after hours press “1”) for a FREE consultation. We have won thousands and thousands of car accident cases over more than 43 years of handling such cases and if we take your case there is NO fee until YOU WIN!
Of the 244 victims killed in Los Angeles car accidents in 2019, reportedly 134 were pedestrians and 19 were biking. This data was released by the City of Los Angeles and reported by the Los Angeles Times on Thursday, February 6, 2020, in the California Section at page B1.
The program to try to eliminate deaths from traffic collisions in Los Angeles is called “Vision Zero” by Mayor Eric Garcetti. Vision Zero was started in 2015, and, surprisingly, the number of motorcyclists, pedestrians, occupants of cars and trucks, and bicyclists killed in car and other motor vehicle collisions then rose 33%! Reportedly, deaths rose in 2016 from 183 to 253, but fortunately have fallen 3.6% since then, to 244 people killed in car collisions in 2019.