Costa Mesa, CA (May 26, 2023) – On Thursday, May 25, a fatal car accident involving two vehicles occurred in Costa Mesa, California, according to troopers from the California Highway Patrol.
At around 12:55 a.m., CHP officers responded to the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway and Harbor Boulevard intersection and located one victim “unresponsive” inside one of the vehicles.
Authorities pronounced the victim dead a short time later. However, officials did not say whether anybody else was injured in the wreck.
Two lanes were blocked due to the collision into the late morning hours, though CHP troopers are still continuing their investigation. No further details were released.
Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with any injured victims and their families.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded 3,606 traffic-related fatalities and 3,316 vehicle accidents in its 2019 annual report. Only Texas (3,615) had more deaths in 2019 than the United States overall (3,294). According to statistics from the preceding four years, the state of California had 3,606 fatal car accidents in 2019. This number increased to 3,798 in 2018, 3,884 in 2017, and 3,836 in 2016.
If you’ve been in a vehicle accident, no matter how minor you think your injuries are, you should be checked out at the nearest hospital or by a doctor just to be safe. Without proper care, even a seemingly slight injury may have a major effect on a person’s quality of life. Sadly, many people who have been hurt in accidents decide against getting treatment for their wounds. Furthermore, these people are prevented from filing a personal injury claim and subsequently receiving fair recompense for their ordeal.
Injuries sustained in an accident may, needless to say, have serious consequences for the victim’s health. While minor scrapes and bruises are common after an accident, the more serious injuries that can be traced back to the cause are rare. Don’t wait to get in touch with us if you or a loved one has been hurt in a vehicle accident and you want to find out whether you may file a claim for damages.
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