Two women and a 10-year-old girl were injured in a Garden Grove car accident when a vehicle crashed into Pho 86 Restaurant.
According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred the afternoon of December 8, 2014.
Police say a 73-year-old Yorba Linda woman was turning west onto Garden Grove Boulevard from Yockey Street when she
struck another car.
This caused her to lose control and crash into the restaurant at 8871 Garden Grove Blvd. The vehicle struck a 37-year-old woman and a girl who were inside the eatery.
Their injuries are said to be moderate and non-life-threatening. The driver is not expected to face charges. The investigation is ongoing.
It is indeed fortunate that no one was critically injured in this car crash. We wish all the injured victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Traffic Accident Statistics
There were 13 fatalities and 744 injuries reported as a result of car accidents in Garden Grove, according to California Highway Patrol’s 2011 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS).
In Orange County as a whole, 148 people died and 14,029 were injured as a result of traffic accidents during the same year.
What Caused This Crash?
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver was making a turn when she was struck by another vehicle. We trust officials are looking to answer a number of questions.
Who was at fault for the incident? Did one of the drivers fail to yield the right-of-way at the intersection? Did the woman make an unsafe or illegal turn at the intersection? Did alcohol, drugs, distracted driving or inattention play a part in this crash?
We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
Fault and Liability
In such cases, the at-fault party can be held liable for injuries, damages and losses caused. Injured victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Injured victims would also 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.