George Ortega Injured in Deadly Crash at Compton Avenue and East 81st Street in South Los Angeles


George Ortega Seriously Injured in Deadly South LA Crash at Compton Avenue and East 81st Street

George Ortega Seriously Injured in Deadly South LA Crash at Compton Avenue and East 81st Street

Florence-Firestone, California – George Ortega, 20, of Los Angeles was among three people critically injured in a fatal traffic crash on Wednesday evening in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood near South LA.

According to authorities, the wreck happened at around 6:40 p.m. December 9, at Compton Avenue and East 81st Street.

Ortega was driving a 2014 Nissan traveling northbound on Compton Avenue when he collided head-on with a southbound 2005 Toyota that swerved into its path. The Toyota was being driven by John Cardenas, 23, of Compton.

After the initial impact, the Toyota collided with an oncoming 2015 Nissan, driven by Faustino Acosta, 39, of Los Angeles, and then hit the side of Line 55 Metro bus.

Margarita Reyes, 54, of Los Angeles, who was a passenger in the 2014 Nissan, was killed in the accident. 

Acosta, Cardenas, and Ortega were all taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

There were no injuries on the bus.

The wreck is under investigation.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney 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. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

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. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.