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Three, Including Two Firefighters, Hurt in Boyle Heights Crash

Each year, thousands of people are injured on California’s roadways. Car crashes injure and kill far too many people, and what is really tragic is that many of them are not accidents; they are the result of someone’s carelessness or irresponsibility.

Recently, three people were injured when an ambulance and a garbage truck collided near the 700 block of Soto Street in Los Angeles. At the moment, we do not know what caused the crash and do not have much information on the surrounding circumstances.

However, we do know that two Los Angeles firefighters who were in the ambulance were taken to a hospital afterward with serious injuries and that a man who was in the garbage truck was also hurt. Regardless of who, if anyone, is found to be at fault for the accident, we wish them all the best as they try to recover.

The accident happened at 2:15 p.m. and the ambulance had its lights and sirens on. This adds to the puzzle since it sounds like it would be easy to see the ambulance and be aware of its proximity.

In cases like this, where it is not immediately evident what led to the accident, a good personal injury lawyer will act swiftly to preserve evidence of the accident scene and then will be very diligent about interviewing witnesses and otherwise learning what he or she can about what happened. That way, once the picture is as clear as it can get, the attorney can set about seeking a just and fair outcome on behalf of his or her client.

Source: The Los Angeles Times, “L.A. firefighters seriously hurt in collision with trash truck,” April 23, 2012