Four people were hospitalized with injuries they sustained in an Orange County car accident involving nine cars on the 5 Freeway near Bake Parkway on July 11, 2009, The Orange County Register reports. Three of the injured victims–a 27-year-old woman, a 24-year-old woman and a 23-year-old male–were all riding in the same vehicle and were transported to trauma centers. The fourth victim, a woman, was taken to an area hospital as well. California Highway Patrol officials said the accident involved three separate car collisions. Officials are still investigating what caused this multi-car crash.
My heart goes out to all the victims of this horrific car accident. I wish the injured victims the very best for a quick and complete recovery. Please keep them in your prayers.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there was one fatality and 211 injuries involving car accidents in Lake Forest. In Orange County in 2007, 178 deaths and 14,185 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents
Based on this news account, very little information is available to show who was at fault or what caused this multi-car accident. This is bound to be a long and complicated investigation because of the number of cars and the number of victims involved here. The seriously injured victims of this car crash would be well-advised to consult with an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer who will analyze the facts of the case, identify the at-fault or negligent parties and hold them accountable.
If you require a car accident attorney in Orange County, please make sure that you retain the services of an experienced Orange County car accident lawyer who has the experience as well as a consistent and successful track record of representing injured victims. You will need an attorney with superior negotiating skills and also one who is extremely knowledgeable about uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage issues. The best Orange County personal injury law firms always provide a free and comprehensive initial consultation to injured victims and their families.