Three people suffered serious injuries in a Fullerton car accident, which officials say involved a head-on collision. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash involving a Nissan Quest and a Ford Ranger occurred the afternoon of April 13, 2012 at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Lakeview Drive. The two vehicles collided head-on. The male driver of the Ranger as well as a male driver and male passenger in the Quest suffered severe injuries and were transported to an area trauma center. An investigation is ongoing.
My heart goes out to the injured victims of this Orange County accident. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were five fatalities and 761 injuries involving Fullerton car accidents. Also, during the same year, 141 people died and 13,373 were injured due to Orange County car accidents.
Street Intersection Collision
Based on this news article, the accident happened at a T-intersection, which is monitored by traffic lights. There are still several unanswered questions here. It was apparently raining heavily at the time of the collision. To what extent was the weather a factor? Was one of the vehicles speeding at the time? Were alcohol or drugs factors in this crash? Did one of the motorists fail to yield the right-of-way or run a red light at the intersection?
According to California Vehicle Code Section 21800 (a): “The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from a different highway.”
Compensation for Injured Victims
In such cases, the at-fault driver can be held liable for the injuries and damages caused. Car accident victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation and other related expenses. Victims would be well advised to contact an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all facets 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.