Five people were injured in a Fullerton car accident after a driver sped through a red light and caused a collision.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred the night of July 24, 2015 at the intersection of Euclid Street and Malvern Avenue.
Police say a driver in an Acura sports car was speeding down the street when he ran a red light and crashed into a Dodge Caravan at the intersection.
Five people were transported to area hospitals. Three suffered traumatic injuries, but all are expected to survive. No citations or arrests have been reported, but police are still investigating.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this crash. We wish them the very best for a quick and full recovery.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2012 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were three fatalities and 776 injuries involving car accidents in Fullerton.
In Orange County as a whole, 148 people died and 14,029 were injured due to traffic accidents during the same year.
Violations of the Law
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver of the Acura was not only speeding, but also ran a red light, both of which are serious violations.
California Vehicle Code Section 22350 (Basic Speed Law) states: “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic and on surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”
Failing to stop for a red light is a violation of California Vehicle Code section 21453 (a).
Fault & Liability
In this particular case, the driver could be held financially responsible for the injuries and damages caused to the victims, in addition to facing citations or criminal charges.
Injured victims in such cases can seek damages including medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Victims would also be well advised to contact an experienced Fullerton personal injury lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation 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.