Two drivers were injured in a Buena Park car accident the night of March 26, 2015 after their respective vehicles crashed into each other.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the crash occurred at the intersection of Knott Avenue and Artesia Boulevard.
One of the drivers was a male in his 40s and another a female in her early 70s.
The male driver was trapped in the vehicle and had to be
extricated. Both drivers appeared to be in moderate to serious condition and were transported to an area trauma center.
Buena Park police are still investigating the incident.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this car accident. We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2012 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 11 deaths and 372 injuries reported as a result of car accidents in Buena Park.
In Orange County as a whole, 148 people died and 14,029 were injured due to traffic accidents during the same year.
What Caused This Collision?
Based on this news report, it appears that the two drivers crashed at an intersection, which is monitored by traffic lights. There are a number of unanswered questions here.
What caused the collision? Did one of the drivers run a red light at the intersection? Did one of the drivers fail to yield the right-of-way or make a dangerous or illegal turn? Did alcohol, drugs, impairment or recklessness play a part in this collision?
We hope officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
Fault & Liability
In such cases, the at-fault driver can be held liable for injuries, damages and losses caused. Injured victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Injured victims would also be well advised to contact an experienced Buena Park personal injury lawyer who will analyze all aspects 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 injured victims and their families.