Six people were injured in a Costa Mesa car accident when four cars crashed at a city street intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred the morning of January 29, 2017 at the intersection of Victoria Street and Pomona Avenue. The six victims were transported to three different area hospitals. No one suffered life-threatening injuries. Four of the victims were adults in their 30s and 40s and two were teenagers, officials said. Two declined to be transported to the hospital.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this car crash. We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
There were nine fatalities and 758 injuries reported as a result of car accidents in Costa Mesa, according to California Highway Patrol’s 2013 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). In Orange County as a whole, 165 people died and 13,837 were injured due to car accidents during the same year.
Street Intersection Car Accidents
Based on this news report, it appears that this collision occurred at a moderately busy intersection in Costa Mesa, one that is monitored by traffic lights. However, it is not clear how or why the cars collided here. There are a number of unanswered questions here. Did one of the drivers run a red light or fail to yield the right of way? Was this a rear-end accident that turned into a chain-reaction collision? Was one of the drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Did distracted driving play a part in this multi-vehicle collision? We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
Steps to Take After a Car Accident
When you are involved in a multi-vehicle collision, it is important to take a number of steps in order to protect your rights. Make sure you remain at the scene and file a police report. Get a copy of this report for your records. Take several photographs of the accident scene with your cell phone including position of the vehicles and injuries sustained. Get contact information for anyone who may have witnessed the crash. Also make sure you obtain pertinent information from other parties involved in the crash including full names, addresses, contact information, driver’s license number, insurance and license plate information, etc.
Secure prompt medical care and treatment for the injuries you may have sustained. Retain all invoices and receipts relating to the accident and your injury. Contact an experienced Costa Mesa car accident lawyer who will be able to analyze all facets of the incident and help ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries, damages and losses.