Two drivers were injured in an Anaheim car accident when a white Ford F-150 pickup and a silver Infiniti J30 collided at a street intersection, the morning of February 15, 2012. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury accident occurred at the intersection of Lincoln and Manchester avenues in Anaheim. Investigators are speaking with witnesses to determine if the female driver of the Infiniti or the male driver in the pickup had the right-of-way at the time of the crash. Both appear to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries. It is not clear which driver was responsible for the accident or if the authorities will cite either motorist.
My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this Orange County accident. I wish them both the very best for a quick and complete recovery.
Orange County Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), car accidents in the city of Anaheim claimed 23 lives and injured 1,970 people. During that same year, 141 people were killed and 13,373 were injured in Orange County car accidents.
What Caused This Intersection Accident?
Based on this news report, investigators are still trying to determine which motorist was responsible for the collision. The intersection where the crash occurred has a stop sign on Manchester that requires motorists to yield the right of way to traffic on Lincoln. I trust investigators are trying to determine if one of the drivers ran the stop sign.
California law requires drivers to come to a complete stop at a stop sign and proceed with caution. According to California Vehicle Code Section 21802 (a): “The driver of any vehicle approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within, an intersection shall stop as required by Section 22450. The driver shall then yield the right-of-way to any vehicles which have approached from another highway, or which are approaching so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to those vehicles until he or she can proceed with reasonable safety.”
In such cases, the at-fault motorists could be held liable for victims’ injuries. Victims of car accidents would be well advised to speak with an experienced Anaheim personal injury lawyer, who will stay on top of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.