Orange County Auto Accident Injures Three
A woman and her two children were injured in a Huntington Beach broadside crash near the street intersection of Newland Street and Yorktown Avenue after her car was broadsided by another vehicle, The Orange County Register reports. Huntington Beach Police said the two-car collision occurred the morning of March 31, 2009 after a dark green Hyundai Tiburon collided with a silver Volkswagen Jetta station wagon. The woman was wearing her seat belt and her 2-year-old child and 4-month-old infant were all strapped securely and the safety features in the Jetta worked properly, police said.
It’s always a tremendous relief when auto accident victims escape with minimal injuries. However, broadside crashes can be devastating and have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries or even death. I’m glad that this was not one of those accidents and wish the injured victims the very best for a quick and complete recovery.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s 2007 traffic accident statistics, there were 10 fatal auto accidents and 938 auto accidents involving injuries in Huntington Beach. For the same year in Orange County as whole, 178 fatalities and 14,185 injuries were reported as a result of auto accidents.
Based on this newspaper report, it is not very clear who broadsided whom or what caused the crash to occur. It is also not clear who had the green light at the time of the car accident. The injured victims in this case would however benefit from a consultation with a reputed Orange County auto accident attorney, who will look into how and why this crash occurred and who should be held responsible for it. If a dangerous street intersection or condition of the roadway is determined to have caused the accident, then the city of Huntington Beach could be held liable. California law requires that any claim against a governmental agency be filed within six months of the accident. The best California personal injury attorneys always offer a comprehensive and confidential initial consultation at no cost or obligation to the accident victims.
Our source for this blog was a news report in The Orange County Register.