A downtown Los Angeles truck accident has resulted in the death of a 52 year old lady. Four other pedestrians were injured in the truck accident in Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles Times, a Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck apparently collided with five pedestrians while they were standing on the sidewalk. After striking the pedestrians, the truck crashed into Casa India Restaurant, on Broadway.
It is not clear what exactly caused the downtown Los Angeles pedestrian accident. It is possible the driver of the pickup truck lost control of the vehicle, causing the crash. In other similar circumstances, we have seen drivers suffer heart attacks or strokes before striking pedestrians or other vehicles. Here, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, the restaurant’s structural integrity was not compromised by the impact.
Injury victims of this Los Angeles accident should contact a Los Angeles truck accident lawyer to investigate the cause of the crash and to seek personal injury damages from the insurance company of the truck driver. The family of the woman who was killed should contact a Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer to seek wrongful death damages for the victim’s heirs.
Our Los Angeles injury and wrongful death lawyers work to obtain medical care for injury victims, as well as monetary damages for medical bills, pain, suffering, loss of earnings, loss of enjoyment of life activities, and other damages when appropriate. These damages are determined by the severity of the accident injury and the fact specific nature of the case. In this specific case, the driver and owner of the pickup truck may not have enough insurance coverage to cover the extensive damages. This creates many potential problems for the victims and is another reason to contact an experienced Los Angeles accident lawyer right away.