West Compton Truck Accident Left Two Fatal, Four Injured After Speeding Car Slammed into Fire Truck
Los Angeles, CA (September 5, 2023) – Two people, including Asia Allen-Bookman (25), succumbed to fatal injuries in a West Compton accident after a speeding vehicle slammed into a fire truck. Four others also sustained minor injuries from the collision. According to the LA Times, the crash happened at about 12:31 a.m. on Tuesday.
Two people succumbed to fatal injuries in a West Compton accident after a speeding vehicle slammed into a fire truck. Four others also sustained minor injuries from the collision.
A West Compton accident happened early Tuesday when a speeding vehicle collided with a Los Angeles County Fire Department fire truck, resulting in the loss of two lives and injuries to four firefighters.
According to California Highway Patrol spokesperson Angelia Gonzales, the firetruck was en route to an emergency call, traveling northbound on Avalon Boulevard and approaching the intersection with Compton Boulevard.
A Chrysler PT Cruiser, driven westward on Compton Boulevard at a significantly high speed, collided with the firetruck. The crash involved three vehicles.
The occupants of the Chrysler, identified solely as a man and a woman between 25 and 30, died at the scene.
Moreover, a woman, claiming to be the passenger’s sister, identified her as Asia Allen-Bookman, a 25-year-old mother to a 3-year-old child.
Meanwhile, the four firefighters inside the fire truck incurred minor injuries from the crash.
Furthermore, witnesses said the vehicle that slammed into the fire truck was going at a speed rate of 80 mph when the accident occurred.
As the investigation unfolds, authorities have yet to ascertain whether this West Compton accident involved a potential street race or if any drivers were under alcohol or drugs.
J&M Tip: Participating in speed contests and public road exhibitions, including street and drag racing, is illegal under California legislation. In response to the growing occurrences of unlawful speed racing in the state, lawmakers enacted an updated version called California Assembly Bill 3, commonly recognized as Ryan’s Law.
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In this case, the family members of the fatal victims in this West Compton accident can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
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- According to the woman’s family in this West Compton accident, the man’s former girlfriend was pursuing them in a chase, causing them to travel at a high speed.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we sympathize with the victims and their families.
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