A man and a woman suffered injuries in a Santa Clarita car crash the morning of April 14, 2009 after their Porsche veered off the side of Little Tujunga Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest and plunged at least 500 feet down into a canyon. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the car accident occurred in the 14000 block of Little Tujunga Canyon. The male driver was airlifted from the site and suffered chest and back injuries. He was taken to the hospital. The woman was also injured.
I’m glad that the man and the woman who were injured in this car crash did not suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries. I wish them both the very best for a quick and complete recovery.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 traffic accident statistics, there were five fatal car accidents and 630 injuries involving traffic accidents in Santa Clarita. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 712 deaths and 56,475 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents in 2007.
In this case, there is still not enough information about what caused the driver of the Porsche to lose control of his vehicle and crash. It is possible there was a product defect or a mechanical malfunction in the vehicle that caused or contributed to the car crash. There may have also been a dangerous condition on the roadway that caused the driver to lose control. I trust we will get more information about the cause of the crash as the investigation progresses.
The injured victims in this case would however benefit from a consultation with a California car accident attorney, who will help them determine who or what caused this accident and identify any negligent party. If this accident was caused by a dangerous or defective roadway, the governmental agency in charge of maintaining it could be held liable. In such cases, claims against California governmental agencies must be filed within six months of the accident. If an car product defect caused this accident, then the auto maker could be held liable. If this turns out into a car defect case, the vehicle must be examined by an expert for evidence of any malfunction or defect.