A woman who was injured when her vehicle was struck by a Lamborghini that crashed and caught fire near the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area in Encino in 2019, killing the driver and his girlfriend, has dropped her suit against the estate of the late driver, who was a Long Beach resident.
Lawyers for plaintiff Lindsay Marcus filed court papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday asking that her negligence suit against the estate of Joel David White, of Long Beach, and other parties be dismissed “without prejudice,” meaning it can be refiled later. The court papers did not state whether a settlement was reached or if Marcus was not pursuing the case for other reasons.
Marcus also sued Debra Rein, identified in the suit as the owner of the car driven by the 25-year-old White, and the Automobile Club, which the suit states included White as an insured on the vehicle’s policy.
The crash, which left the car sheared in half, occurred about 7:15 p.m. May 15, 2019, at Burbank Boulevard and Hayvenhurst Avenue, Los Angeles police said previously.
White and Luiza Vaagnovna Karakhanyan, 19, a UCLA student, died at the scene, the coroner’s office reported. Both were photographers, according to their social media.
A Los Angeles police statement at the time said the 2016 Lamborghini was being driven westbound on Burbank Boulevard “at a high rate of speed.”
Marcus was driving in the area of Burbank and Hayvenhurst when her vehicle was struck, causing her bodily injury and shock to her nervous system, according to the suit filed in May 2021.
“All damages sought by (Marcus) against the estate of Joel David White in this action shall be within the applicable policy limits and coverages of the liability insurance policy or policies issued by AAA,” the suit stated.