Two people were injured in a Huntington Beach car accident, which officials say occurred at a street intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred at the intersection of Bolsa Avenue and Edwards Street, the morning of May 31, 2012. The collision involved a Chevrolet Aveo and a Chevy Silverado. The driver of the Aveo and a girl who was in the backseat of the Silverado were transported to area hospitals with unknown injuries. Officials are still looking into what caused this car accident.
My thoughts are prayers are with the two injured victims of this Orange County accident. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Car Accidents in Orange County
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 13 people were killed and 993 were injured in Huntington Beach car accidents. During that same year, 141 fatalities and 13,373 injuries occurred due to Orange County car accidents.
Based on this news account, it appears that the accident occurred at a street intersection monitored by traffic lights. There are a number of questions that still remain here. Did one of the drivers run a red light? Did one of the drivers fail to yield the right-of-way at the street intersection? Did one of the vehicles make an unsafe turn at the intersection? I trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine what occurred here and why.
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.” In addition, 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 this particular case, the at-fault driver can be held liable for the resulting injuries and damages. Injured victims can seek compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation and other related damages. Victims would be well advised to contact an experienced Huntington Beach 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 car accident victims and their families.