Building Damaged After Early-Morning Car Crash

A church in Los Angeles was severely damaged after a car plowed through a brick wall a few days ago. The crash happened in the early morning hours of Dec. 11, so thankfully no one was injured in the building as it was unoccupied at the time. The police are considering the possibility that the car was used in some sort of criminal act because the driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident and has not been apprehended.

The police are still investigating this crash, and little else is known about it given that the driver left the scene and the early morning hour of the crash deprived the police of witnesses. With the lack of information on this case, all anyone can do is speculate as to what happened.

We’d like to talk about two quick points here. The first is that, while uncommon, when a car crashes into a building, there are some legal complexities that come into play. Both the building owner and the driver of the vehicle need to be prepared for what will come in the days, weeks, and months that follow such an accident.

The other aspect here is that it feels like accidents are, more and more, occurring due to obliviousness or distraction. This is certainly a possibility in this case, and when a driver is proven to be distracted behind the wheel of a car, their negligence must lead to consequences.

Source: Los Angeles Sentinel, “Car Crashes Into Harvest Tabernacle Church,” Cora Jackson-Fossett, Dec. 13, 2017
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