Two women, including one pregnant woman, have been hospitalized with serious personal injuries they sustained in a Fullerton car accident the morning of June 12, 2009, The Orange County Register reports. The Orange County car accident occurred at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Hermosa Drive when a white Toyota Camry driven by one woman collided with a Ford Explorer driven by a woman in her 20s who was said to be about eight months pregnant. Both women, who have not yet been identified, were taken to area hospitals. There is no update yet about their condition or the extent of their injuries.
I hope neither of these women suffered major injuries in this Orange County car accident. I wish them both the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your prayers.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 traffic accident statistics, there were five fatalities and 739 injuries involving car accidents in Fullerton. In Orange County as a whole, 178 deaths and 14,185 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents in 2007.
The fault in this particular car accident could be determined based on which driver had the right-of-way at the time. According to California Vehicle Code section 21800 (a): “The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield right-of-way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from a different highway.” The same section also states: When two vehicles enter an intersection from different highways at the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on his or her immediate right, except that the driver of any vehicle on a terminating highway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle on the intersecting continuing highway.”
The injured parties in this case would be well-advised to consult experienced Orange County personal injury attorneys, who will be able to analyze all aspects of this accident, determine who was at fault and hold the negligent parties accountable. Car accident victims who are injured by a negligent driver are able to receive compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of physical therapy and other related damages. Skilled personal injury attorneys will also look into whether a dangerous roadway condition may have caused or contributed to the accident. If that was the case, then the governmental agency responsible for maintaining that roadway could be held liable as well. Any claim against a California governmental agency must be properly filed with six months of the accident or injury.