Three people were injured, one critically, in a three-car crash the evening of March 13, 2015.
According to a report in the Orange County Register, the incident, which involved three vehicles, occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Collins Avenue.
Two vehicles collided at the intersection.
The impact caused one of the vehicles to
hit and third that was stopped at eastbound Collins.
One of the drivers in that incident was thrown from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Two people in the other vehicles were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Anyone who saw the crash is asked to contact Orange police at 714-744-7444.
Our thoughts and prayers are with these injured car crash victims. We wish them the very best for a speedy and full recovery.
Car Crash Statistics
There were six fatalities and 769 injuries reported in Orange as a result of traffic accidents, according to California Highway Patrol’s 2012 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS).
During the same year, in Orange County as a whole, 148 people died and 14,029 were injured due to car accidents.
What Caused the Collision?
Based on this news report, it appears that the collision occurred at a fairly large intersection in Orange, which is monitored by traffic lights. There are still several unanswered questions here.
What caused the crash? Did one of the drivers run a red light or make an unsafe turn? Did one of the drivers fail to yield the right-of-way?
Did alcohol or drugs play a part in this collision? Did distracted driving or reckless cause the collision? Why was one of the drivers ejected from the vehicle? Was the driver buckled up or did his or her seatbelt malfunction?
We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
In such cases, the at-fault driver can be held financially responsible for the injuries, damages and losses.
Injured victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
If a defective seatbelt caused injuries, then, the victim can file a product liability against the automaker and/or the manufacturer of the seatbelt.
An experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer will be able to thoroughly assess the situation and help ensure that the victims’ legal rights and best interests are protected.