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Two people were seriously injured in a Laguna Beach car accident, which officials said, involved two vehicles. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury crash occurred the night of February 8, 2016 on Coast Highway near El Morro Elementary School between a Ford Explorer and a Dodge Grand Caravan. A man and a woman in the Explorer, ages 19 and 20, were both ejected from the SUV and seriously injured.

A 10-year-old girl and a 30-year-old person in the SUV had minor injuries. A 70-year-old woman in the Caravan, who was the sole occupant of that vehicle, also sustained non-life-threatening injuries. No citations or arrests were reported. The investigation is still ongoing.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this crash. We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →

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A female pedestrian was struck and seriously injured in a Costa Mesa car accident the evening of January 22, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the woman was hit at the intersection of Newport Boulevard and East 18th Street. She was transported to an area trauma center with major injuries. No citations or charges were reported. Officials are still looking into what caused this major injury collision.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured victim of this pedestrian accident. We wish her the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

One person was killed and 34 were injured as a result of pedestrian accidents in the city of Costa Mesa, according to California Highway Patrol’s 2013 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). In Orange County as a whole, 52 fatalities and 784 injuries were reported as a result of pedestrian accidents during the same year.

What Caused This Crash?

Based on this news report, it appears that the pedestrian was walking at a busy street intersection when she was struck. There are still a number of unanswered questions here. Was the pedestrian walking in a marked or unmarked crosswalk? Did she have the right of way? Was the driver impaired, distracted, speeding or otherwise reckless? Who had the light? Was there a dangerous condition on the roadway, which caused or contributed to this accident? We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what caused this accident and why.

Fault and Liability

If the driver in this case is determined to have been at fault, he or she can be held liable for the injuries and damages caused. Injured victims in such cases can seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injury, pain and suffering and emotional distress.

An experienced Costa Mesa personal injury lawyer will also be able to determine whether a dangerous roadway condition or hazardous conditions at the crosswalk or intersection contributed to the accident. If that is the case, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining the roadway can also be held accountable. Under California Government Code 911.2, any personal injury claim against a governmental entity must be filed within six months of the incident.

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Two women, ages 42 and 18, were killed in a Pasadena car accident, which occurred at a street intersection. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of El Molino Avenue and Maple Street early morning on January 12, 2012. Police say a Chevy Impala traveling north on El Molino and a Kia Optima heading west on Maple Street collided. The Kia broadsided the Impala. The driver and front passenger of the Impala died at the scene.

The vehicle’s three backseat passengers, two men and a woman, were critically injured. The 19-year-old Pasadena man driving the Kia was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Police said his passenger, a 20-year-old Pasadena man, suffered minor injuries. No one has been cited or arrested. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Neighbors say drivers often speed through the intersection where this collision occurred and said they wish the city would install dips to slow down vehicles.

We offer our deepest condolences to the families of the two fatally wounded victims. We also wish those injured the very best for a quick and full recovery. Continue reading →

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Bicycle AccidentNadia Silva, 31, was killed in a Huntington Beach bicycle accident early morning on September 10, 2015. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal bicycle crash occurred before sunrise.

Silva was crossing the southbound lanes on Pacific Coast Highway just south of Seapoint Street when a man driving in the same direction in a 1994 Honda Accord struck her.

Police said the collision caused Silva to fall into the southbound lanes of the highway. The driver stopped at the scene and Continue reading →

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A father, who was pushing his 5-month-old baby in a stroller, was hit by a car in Point Loma.

According to an NBC news report, both father and child are in critical condition. The incident occurred early morning on March 1, 2015.

A couple was walking with their baby in a stroller when an SUV turned from Catalina to Canon and struck the father and stroller.

The 47-year-old driver of the SUV stopped and got out to Continue reading →

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A woman was injured in an Anaheim car accident after two cars collided. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred on South Knott Avenue between West Olinda Lane and West Ariel Place the afternoon of January 16, 2015. Police say a driver in a silver Infiniti sedan was traveling northbound on Knott Avenue when a woman driving a gray Nissan Quest minivan was coming out of an alley and turning left onto the same street southbound.
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Three people were injured, including one critically, in a Lake Forest car accident after two cars collided at a street intersection. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred at the intersection of El Toro and Jeronimo roads the morning of January 2, 2014. One of the victims, a man, who had to be extricated from the vehicle, was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries. The man’ son was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. The driver of the second car, a woman in her early 20s, sustained mild neck and back injuries. Officials are still investigating the cause of the incident.
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Austin Medina, 6, was killed in a Huntington Beach car accident after a two-car collision. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Yorktown Avenue and Bushard Street the night of November 27, 2014. Police say Austin was with his mother and 11-year-old brother when his mother’s white 2014 Mazda 3 that was northbound on Bushard collided with a silver 2003 Ford Escape driven by a 68-year-old woman.
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The family of Dollie Wilson is calling for a stop light at the intersection in Victorville where Wilson was hit and killed by another drivers.

According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Lindero Street and Cypress Avenue on October 12, 2014.

Wilson was driving with her family through the four-way intersection, which has two stop signs and is notorious for Continue reading →

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Ten people were injured, one critically, after a vehicle crashed into a Little Caesars pizza restaurant in Pacoima the evening of August 18, 2014.

According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred at the 12700 block of Van Nuys Boulevard near the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard.

A white Toyota Rav4 crashed into the restaurant through the front window.

Three of the injured Continue reading →

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