Anyone who lives or works in the Los Angeles, California, area knows that car accidents are a way of life. Most of the time, driving is the best way to get from place to place, and unfortunately that means sharing the road with some drivers who may be less than responsible. A perfect example of this happened this week when a driver whom police suspect was intoxicated caused a six-car crash during rush hour in Carson, California.

The accident happened at 6 p.m. in the heart of the afternoon rush hour. Worse yet, the crash site was at a busy intersection close to the Home Depot Center where the L.A. Galaxy soccer team plays -- and it happened just before a game was to start.

The occupants of several of the vehicles were hurt in the crash. Although none of the injuries was reported to be serious, several people were taken to hospitals -- including the allegedly intoxicated driver. Police said he was driving a Chevrolet Malibu that had been reported stolen from Anaheim.

One of the vehicles involved in the crash was an unmarked car from a local sheriff's department. Officials said the car was owned by the department's narcotics division.

Police said that none of the injuries that were reported was serious, but the victims of the crash might discover in the days to come that they are actually more seriously hurt than originally believed. They could be feeling the aftereffects of the crash for a long time, in which case they may want to contact an attorney about possibly seeking compensation for their injuries from the driver -- who, once he was treated for his injuries, was to be booked on charges relating to causing the accident.

Source: Daily Breeze, "Suspected drunken driver causes traffic-snarling 6-car crash in Carson," Rob Kuznia, Aug. 23, 2012