PACOIMA — It is true that speed can kill as two people were killed in a high-speed car crash in Pacoima Friday afternoon. The fatal incident happened around 3:45 o’clock in the afternoon near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Filmore Street.

According to Capt. Jeffrey Bert from the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division, a small Volkswagen Jetta travelling southbound on Foothill crashed into a van that was negotiating left turn on Filmore. Witnesses saw that the Jetta was traveling at a high rate of speed. The speed must have caused the vehicle to leave the road and hit with such a force as it popped around a light pole.

Bert said the impact was so great that a 19-year-old female passenger of the Jetta was killed on the scene. A few hours later, the 23-year-old male driver also died at the hospital.

Authorities learned that the two fatalities were co-workers and the man acquired a new car. So he took his co-worker out for a spin which ended in tragedy.

Pending result of investigation, the police did not give to the media the identities of the fatalities. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but police believe speed was the main factor. It must be over speeding that made the driver lost control of his vehicle.

Meanwhile traffic reported that five people have died in traffic accidents in the San Fernando Valley in the past six days. It is alarming to note that there have been 49 fatal crashes in the area so far this year. It is much higher if compared to last year; there is an 18 % increase compared to 2011.

Car Accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering in addition to economic damages.

Accident victims have rights. If you were injured in a car accident, contact our experienced  Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers now for free consultation. He will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.

 

Source: CBS Local Com (http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/11/16/2-killed-in-high-speed-crash-in-pacoima/