A woman is in critical condition following an Orange County car accident that occurred at a street intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the serious injury car accident occurred at the intersection of Beach and Garden Grove boulevards in Stanton the morning of December 8, 2010. A Jeep, a Honda Odyssey and a GMC SUV were all involved in the accident. The 20-year-old woman sustained critical injuries when she was ejected from the Jeep in which she was traveling and then trapped underneath the vehicle. Bystanders who witnessed the accident rushed over to lift the Jeep and free the injured victim. An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the accident.
My thoughts and prayers are with the critically injured woman. I wish her a complete and speedy recovery from her injuries.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), one person was killed and 122 were injured in Stanton car accidents. In Orange County as a whole, 152 fatalities and 13,414 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents during the same time.
What Caused This Intersection Accident?
Based on this news report, the car accident occurred at Beach and Garden Grove Boulevards, which is a major and busy intersection. It is not yet clear whether one of the drivers failed to yield the right-of-way or failed to obey a traffic light. California Vehicle Code Section 21453 (a) states: “A driver facing a circular red signal shall stop at the limit line before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an indication to proceed is shown.”
In such cases, the at-fault driver could be held liable for injuries, damages and losses caused. Injured victims can seek compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of earnings, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation and other related damages. Car accident victims would also be well-advised to seek the counsel of an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all aspects of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable.
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