Lake Balboa, CA (August 7, 2020) – On Thursday night, August 6th, a teenager was killed and another person was hospitalized following a serious multi-vehicle accident that took place in the Lake Balboa neighborhood of Los Angeles. The fatal accident happened at the intersection of West Vanowen Street and Odessa Avenue around 9:07 p.m.

According to authorities, a total of three vehicles collided in the vicinity of 16400 West Vanowen St. The impact of the crash left at least one person trapped inside the wreckage.

Emergency responders arrived at the scene and firefighters extricated one 16-year-old male driver. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. One of the other drivers involved was transported to a local hospital and listed in fair condition.

Authorities say one person fled the scene on foot but no further details have been made available. The events that led to this incident remain under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Los Angeles

Lake Balboa, CA – 16-Year-Old Killed & One Injured in Collision at Vanowen St & Odessa Ave

Statistics show that in 2014, a total of about 46,500 traffic accidents occurred within the city limits of Los Angeles, alone. During 2015, that number increased to approximately 52,000 before surging again the next year with a total of 55,350 reported car crashes. Car accidents in Los Angeles are frequently catastrophic as extremely careless drivers are often the cause of such incidents. Among the leading causes of the most severe collisions throughout Los Angeles include reckless drivers who engage in DUI, speeding, distracted, and drowsy driving.

Fully realizing your rights as a victim or a bereaved loved one can be of paramount importance as you begin moving forward. First and foremost, however, those who have suffered unjustly at the hands of a negligent driver or other entity must understand the need for aggressive representation to fight on their behalf as soon as possible. In the event of a crash that has claimed the life of a loved one, family members are encouraged to hold the liable party accountable for wrongful death.

After suffering an injury or the loss of a family member, victims are left with enormous costs due to hospitalizations and often continued care, including years of therapy in many cases. There is nothing more important than obtaining astute representation that understands the sensitive nature of such a time. The victim of someone else’s actions should never be held responsible for the cost of their treatment, and an experienced car accident attorney will help you recover the compensation you deserve.

At Agnew Brusavich, our dedicated Torrance car accident attorneys are devoted to helping those who have wrongfully suffered at the hands of an irresponsible party throughout Torrance and surrounding areas. We understand the overwhelming moments that follow a sudden and severe accident, and we are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, contact our California accident attorneys at (310) 793-1400 today.

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