Car Crashes into Homeless Encampment, Killing Two People
A vehicle fleeing from the police crashed into a homeless encampment on Tuesday afternoon, August 2nd.
The crash resulted in two people being killed on West 52nd Place and South Flower Street in South LA.
It was around 12:40 p.m. when the crash happened and the male driver tried fleeing the scene.
Sadly, Albert Leal, 44, and Lashonda Davis, 43, were killed as a result.
The suspect was taken into custody after the accident.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Alberto Leal and Lashonda Davis.
In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019.
In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.
Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
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