One person was injured in an Orange County car accident involving a Honda sedan, a Nissan Frontier and a Ford Focus. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury accident occurred near Anaheim High School at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Citron Street in Anaheim, the morning of June 22, 2011. It is not clear at the moment what caused the three vehicles to collide at the intersection. A woman in the Ford Focus had to be removed from her vehicle. It does not appear that the drivers of the Honda or the Nissan were injured.
My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victim of this Orange County car crash. I wish her a complete and speedy recovery.
Orange County Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 21 people were killed and 2,018 were injured in Anaheim car accidents. During that same year, there were 152 fatalities and 13,414 injuries reported due to Orange County car crashes.
What Caused This Intersection Accident?
Based on the news report, this collision occurred at a street intersection. The intersection of Lincoln and Citron is monitored by traffic lights. Officials will have to determine if one of the drivers ran a red light at this intersection or failed to yield the right-of-way.
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.” Also, according to California Vehicle Code Section 21800 (a): “The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from a different highway.”
Fault and Liability
In such cases, the driver who violated the law, or the one who is determined to have been at fault, can be held financially responsible for the injuries and damages caused. Injured victims can seek compensation for all medical expenses, loss of earnings, cost of hospitalization, physical therapy and other damages. Car accident victims would 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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