A woman killed in a crash that also killed her husband, who’s careless driving caused the accident, and seriously injured her two children Wednesday in Woodland Hills has been identified.
According to the county coroner’s office, 45 year old Leila Milon of Woodland Hills was killed in a crash caused by her husband who drove through a stop sign at a high rate of speed in the 20400 block of West Califa Street.
After flying through the stop sign, their Toyota RAV4 SUV was forced to swerve to avoid hitting another vehicle, caused it to roll and smash into a Ford F-150 pickup truck parked along the side of the road.
Milon and her husband were pronounced dead at the scene by responding officers. Their two daughters, ages 10 and 12, survived the crash, and were quickly taken to Northridge Hospital, where they were listed in critical condition.
Their condition has not been updated since being admitted to the hospital, as a spokeswoman from the hospital said federal privacy laws prevent releasing any updates on their condition without the permission of a parent or legal guardian.
With both their parents killed and no such guardian appointed, it is therefore impossible to receive permission to update their status.
Local residents in the area were troubled upon hearing of the accident, as its cause was entirely avoidable. “I just feel so much sorrow for the poor kids,” said one commenter. “They did nothing wrong and now they are in so much pain and their lives will never be the same.”
Traffic laws are put in place to keep motorists safe. Stop signs are one such manifestation of these laws, and had Milon’s husband not disregarded this simple safety precaution, this entire ordeal would likely have been avoided.
Ignoring the rules of the road puts everyone in danger, and introduces the threat of serious accidents that inflict major damages, and have the capacity to take lives. For victims hurt in accidents caused by these careless drivers, there are legal options available to help them recover justice.
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