Three people were injured, one critically, in a Costa Mesa car accident.
According to a news report in the Daily Pilot, the collision occurred near the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Baker Street the afternoon of July 9, 2015.
Firefighters had to extricate one person from the wreckage, which included a car that ended up resting on its roof on Harbor near Date Place.
All three patients were transported to local trauma centers. One of those patients was in critical condition, police said.
The investigation is still ongoing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this car crash. We wish them the very best for a quick and full recovery.
Car Crash Statistics
According to the California Highway Patrol’s 2012 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), one death and 800 injuries were reported as a result of Costa Mesa car accidents.
In Orange County as a whole, 148 fatalities and 14,029 injuries were reported due to car accidents during the same year.
Street Intersection Crashes
Based on this news report, this collision occurred at a major street intersection in Costa Mesa. Street intersection collisions often result in critical or even fatal injuries because of their intensity.
Some of the most common causes of street intersection collisions include:
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Not stopping for a red light or stop sign
- Impaired, distracted or fatigued driving
- Making an unsafe turn
- Reckless driving
In such cases, a thorough investigation is required into who or what caused the collision. The at-fault motorist can be held financially responsible for the injuries, damages and losses caused.
Injured victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Injured victims would also be well advised to contact an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer who will analyze all aspects of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable.
The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.