A man who police said was driving a pickup truck erratically ended up striking and critically injuring two women who were watching fireworks from a sidewalk in Anaheim.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the night of July 4. Police said the man behind the wheel lost control and struck the two women in the 200 block of North Grand Avenue, leaving them with serious injuries.
Firefighters took the two women, aged 44 and 22, to an area hospital in critical condition. Police said they examined the driver to see if he was under the influence and determined that he was not. Traffic investigators will examine the vehicle for malfunctions and determine how fast it was going. The driver has not been arrested or cited. The investigation is still ongoing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this horrific crash. We wish them both the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
What Caused This Collision?
Based on this news report, it is unclear as to what caused the driver of the pickup truck to lose control of the vehicle. While officials say the driver was not under the influence, there are still several unanswered questions here.
Was the driver operating the truck at an excessive rate of speed? Was there some type of vehicle defect or mechanical malfunction that caused this crash? Was the driver distracted or inattentive at the time? Did he suffer a medical condition that caused him to lose control? We trust the official investigation will delve into these issues in order to determine precisely who or what caused this major injury crash.
In such cases, injured victims may be able to seek compensation for their losses from the at-fault or negligent parties. Injured victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Pedestrian accidents have the potential to result in injuries that could leave people with long-term or even lifelong disabilities. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, it is imperative that you contact an experienced Orange County pedestrian accident lawyer to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.