Maribel Garcia Killed in North Hills Car Accident at Balboa Boulevard and Lassen Street, Barbara Vergara Arrested

Woman Killed in Car Crash at Balboa Boulevard and Lassen Street in North Hills


North Hills, California (October 21, 2019) – The authorities have disclosed the identity of a woman who was killed in a car crash on Sunday morning in North Hills.

The woman was identified as 54-year-old Maribel Elizabeth Garcia, a resident of Van Nuys.

The authorities said the accident occurred at Balboa Boulevard and Lassen Street at about 5:30 a.m.  October 20.

Garcia was reportedly driving a Nissan when she collided with a truck for unknown reasons.

Garcia was killed in the collision.

The truck driver, 54-year-old Barbara Ann Vergara of Van Nuys, reportedly abandoned the vehicle at the scene and fled on foot. However, the authorities later caught up with her and took her into custody.

No further information concerning the accident was provided.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.