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Orange County Car Accident Injures Man


Anaheim car accident attorneys are evaluating a man who was hospitalized with injuries in an Anaheim car accident after a woman who allegedly ran a red light struck two cars at an intersection, The Orange County Register reports. The car collision occurred the afternoon of April 21, 2009 when a woman driving a gold Mercury Sable west on Katella Avenue ran a red light and struck an Orange couple –Ken and Luz Kleinberg — who were in a black Chevy Tahoe and another man who was driving a white Toyota Sequoia. The driver of the Sequoia was taken to the hospital with back injuries.

I’m glad that no one was critically injured in this street intersection multiple car crash. I wish the injured victim the very best for a quick and complete recovery.

According to the California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Reporting System, there were 30 deaths and 2,006 personal injuries reported in Anaheim as a result of traffic accidents. In all of Orange County, in 2007, 178 deaths and 14,185 injuries were reported as a result of traffic and car accidents.

If this newspaper report is accurate, it seems to me that the woman who was driving the Mercury Sable caused this Orange County car crash by running a red light. Red light running causes hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries across the United States each year. A number of cities have tried to fix this problem by placing red light cameras at busy intersections or at those intersections where the most serious violations occur.

It is against California law to run a red light. California Vehicle Code Section 21453 (a) states: “A driver facing a steady circular red signal alone shall stop at a marked limit line, but if none, 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.”

The injured victim in this case would be well-advised to retain the services of an experienced Orange County car accident attorney, who will help protect his legal rights and obtain fair compensation for his personal injuries and damages. Compensation for such accidents could include medical expenses, cost of therapy or future treatment and loss of earnings.

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