Personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is a virtual lifetime resident of Woodland Hills and its surrounding communities. In fact, Barry P. Goldberg, A Professional Law Corporation is located in Warner Center in Woodland Hills. Although the prototype of suburban living, Woodland Hills joins other less fortunate communities with deadly street racing fatalities.
On June 25, 2016 at about 9:00pm there was a 4 car collision on Ventura Blvd., near De Soto. According to the Daily News, the likely cause of the crash was illegal street racing. Three people died and five others were injured. What was particularly disturbing was that one of the vehicles burst into flames and bystanders could not really help all the victims.
According to the Daily News, A black 2015 Ford Mustang traveling westbound on Ventura Boulevard collided with a white 2015 Mercedes that was exiting the Chevron gas station on the northwest corner of the intersection. The Mustang sports car then collided with a white 2015 Chevy Malibu that was traveling eastbound in the opposite direction. The Mustang continued westbound and crashed into a black 2012 Honda Accord that was parked on the south curb on the opposite side of the street.
One of the deceased was a 20 year old male and there is a “strong suspicion” that street racing was involved. The investigating officer said that “Speed was a factor. Unfortunately, three people lost their lives but this could have been worse because he was driving faster than freeway speeds on city streets.” The posted speed limit on Ventura Blvd. is 40 miles per hour, “this incident was much faster than 40 mph.”
If you witness street racing, it is recommended that you pull over and report the speed contest to 911. Any description of the vehicles is helpful. Of course a license plate number is best. As a lifetime resident, Barry P. Goldberg urges his friends and neighbors to slow down, never engage in speed contests and always report illegal street racing.