Police in Los Angeles have arrested a driver on suspicion of murder after a deadly street racing accident happened on Friday. Just before 1 p.m. on Friday, 23-year-old Alfredo Perez Davila was racing a Chevrolet Cobalt against a Chevy Camaro northbound on Crenshaw Boulevard when he lost control of his vehicle. The Cobalt crossed several lanes of the roadway, crashed into a concrete median, became airborne and then landed on top of a southbound Honda. Tragically, as crews attempted to extricate the driver, 36-year-old Benjamin Golbin, he died at the scene of the accident. Davila was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained in the crash and then arrested by the Hawthorne Police. The driver of the Camaro fled the scene and authorities are seeking information regarding his identity and location. The accident is under investigation.
Reckless and negligent driving is the blame for the majority of the thousands of auto accidents that occur every year. Street racing, road rage, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are some examples of the most reckless forms of driving due to the deliberate decision involved. Innocent motorists are often the victims of these accidents and typically suffer serious injuries and even death. In the event that another driver’s reckless decision caused you to be injured or lose a loved one in a car accident, contacting a skilled personal injury attorney is important to hold that party accountable.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over 100 years of combined legal experience. During the process of handling your case, we are working to build a relationship with you emphasizing communication. Once we begin handling your accident case, we are available to answer your questions or concerns at any time necessary. Contact us today to receive a thorough investigation into your accident.