Speed Played a Major Role in Car Crash Death of Long Beach Man
A 23-year-old Long Beach man was killed and three passengers were critically injured when their car skidded off the Pacific Coast Highway and into a light pole. According to witnesses, the vehicle was speeding on the highway when it spun sideways, slid toward the south curb, and collided with the light pole. Witnesses claimed that it appeared the driver had lost control of the car.
Emergency crews took the vehicle’s three injured passengers, an 18-year-old woman and two 16-year-old boys, to local hospitals for injury treatment. All three are currently listed in critical condition. Police are still investigating to determine whether drugs or alcohol were also a factor in the accident.
About 30 percent of all car crash deaths nationwide each year are caused by speeding, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). About 42 percent of drivers in fatal speeding accidents also had a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit at the time of the crash. This problem hurts people and their families.
The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV focuses on pinpointing the causes of every accident we handle so that we can hold every negligent party accountable. Contact us today for a confidential case evaluation.