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UPDATE: Thelma Llovodo Injured In La Verne Car Accident Near White Avenue and College Lane


Sep 2, 2019

Thelma Llovodo La Verne: Thelma Llovodo Injured In La Verne Car Accident Near White Avenue and College Lane

LA VERNE, CALIFORNIA (September 2, 2019) – A driver identified as Thelma Llovodo was injured in a car accident on Thursday night by the intersection of White Avenue and College Lane.

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 8:50 p.m. It began when police officers attempted to pull over the driver of an Acura that ran a stop sign. 

The driver of the Acura led police on a chase and ran a red light before it eventually collided into the back of a Toyota Corolla carrying Thelma Llovodo.

Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help all of the victims. Thelma Llovodo and three passengers in the Corolla were listed in critical condition and taken to the hospital. 

An investigation into the La Verne police pursuit accident remains ongoing at this point. 

Liability In Car Accidents

According to Statista, between 1996 and 2015 there were 827 police pursuit fatalities in California. This was more than any other state followed closely by Texas at 762. “To put it in perspective, that’s more than the number of people killed by floods, tornadoes, lightning and hurricanes — combined,” writes Christopher Ingraham. Police pursuits tent to take place when drivers are:

  • Nervous
  • Speeding
  • Intoxicated

In addition to liability on the part of a driver fleeing from police there may also be liability on the part of a police department for a vehicle pursuit. Police departments have a great deal of immunity for accidents involving vehicle pursuits under Vehicle Code § 17004.7. But they may be stripped of this immunity if they don’t provide “regular and periodic” training to officers with respect to department policies on vehicle pursuits. 

Any person that is injured in a car accident with a fleeing suspect may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they can begin taking steps to make sure your rights are being protected. 

Getting Help After A Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Thelma Llovodo and all of those that were injured in this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for this accident. 

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any claims that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights so that they can make informed decisions. Whether you just have questions about the law or need an investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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