A car accident in Santa Ana left two people injured the morning of April 29, 2011. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred at the intersection of First Street and Cabrillo Park Drive and involved two vehicles – a Mazda B3000 pickup truck and a Chevrolet S10 pickup truck. Officials say one of the drivers was traveling west on First and failed to stop for a red light and collided with the other vehicle traveling on Cabrillo Park Drive. The driver of the Chevy was injured with his arm trapped underneath the vehicle. A female passenger in the Chevrolet was also injured. But the extent of that person’s injuries is not yet known. The victims were transported to an area hospital. The other driver was uninjured. An investigation is ongoing.
My heart goes out to the injured victims of this car accident. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 15 fatalities and 1,365 injuries as a result of Santa Ana car accidents. Also, 152 people died and 13,414 were injured as a result of Orange County car accidents.
Possible Red Light Violation
Based on this news report, it appears that the crash was caused by one of the drivers who ran a red light. 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.”
Fault and Liability
In such cases, the driver determined to have been at fault for the accident can be held liable for the victim’s serious injuries. Car accident victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation and other related damages. Injured victims would 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.
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