A man sustained major injuries in an Orange County car accident after he was thrown off his vehicle on to the sidewalk after colliding with another vehicle the afternoon of November 24, 2009. The Orange County Register reports that a black Chrysler Sebring traveling east on Broadway and a green Hyundai Elantra going south on Loara street entered the Anaheim intersection simultaneously. The front of the Chrysler hit the passenger side of the Hyundai. The Hyundai spun around and hit a traffic light on the southwest corner of the intersection.
Street Intersection Car Accident
The Hyundai’s driver was ejected through the front passenger window, Anaheim police said. He was taken to a hospital with head injuries. The driver of the Chrysler sustained moderate injuries and was also transported to an area hospital. Traffic investigators are specifically looking into who had the right-of-way at the intersection. Anyone who witnessed this car accident is asked to call Anaheim police at 714-765-1861.
My heart goes out to both these injured victims, who seem to have suffered serious injuries, especially the man who was ejected from his vehicle. I wish both the victims the very best for a speedy and full recovery from their injuries. Please keep them in your prayers.
There were 30 deaths and 2,006 injuries involving car accidents in Anaheim in 2007, according to California Highway Patrol’s traffic accident statistics. In Orange County as a whole, 178 people died and 14,185 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents during the same year.
Who Had the Right-of-Way?
In this case, it will be important for investigators to determine who had the right-of-way at the intersection. Did one of the drivers run a red light? Did one of the drivers fail to yield right-of-way at the intersection? Eyewitness testimony is usually crucial in these types of accidents. The at-fault party in this case could be held liable for the injuries and damages caused to the other injured party. The injured victim could seek compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization and other related damages.
I would also be curious to find out whether the man who was ejected from his vehicle was wearing a seatbelt. The article does not say otherwise. I would look into whether there was a seatbelt defect here. Did the Hyundai’s seat restraint system fail during the accident? If that was the case, he may be able to seek compensation for damages from the auto maker or the manufacturer of the defective seatbelt.
It would be in the best interest of injured victims in such cases to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in Orange County, who will analyze the case from all angles, identify the negligent parties and hold them accountable. In any car accident where an auto product defect is suspected, the victim or their family would be well-advised to preserve the car in its current damaged condition, unaltered, so it can be thoroughly examined by an expert for any auto product defects, malfunctions or other evidence.
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