Newport Beach, CA (November 22, 2022) – On Sunday evening, November 20, a crash was reported in Newport Beach that killed one person and injured two others.
According to the Newport Beach Fire Department, the accident occurred around 8 p.m. on Pacific Coast Highway near Hoag Drive. The accident occurred when a vehicle was traveling on the Pacific Coast Highway when for unknown reasons, they collided with an Enterprise box truck that was parked on the roadway. The vehicle was incredibly damaged as a result of the accident.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene. Firefighters were needed to extricate the three occupants of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle suffered catastrophic injuries and sadly died at the scene of the accident. The name of the victim has not been released at this time. The two other passengers in the vehicle also sustained major injuries as a result of the accident. Paramedics rushed the other two individuals to Mission hospital for further treatment.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and the events leading up to the impact. It is unknown at this time if the truck was parked illegally on the road. The accident caused the area to be shut down for many hours as crews tended to the victims, cleared the accident, and conducted their investigation.
We offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family.
Our thoughts are also with the other victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
The trucking industry is a fundamental part of California’s economy. However, trucks clog up California’s already busy roadways and make the roads more congested, which leads to frequent accidents involving large commercial trucks. Tractor-trailers are much larger than other vehicles and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, which makes them much more difficult to control and maneuver. Given their large size, the risk of serious injury or death increases exponentially when accidents happen with trucks.
Truck accidents happen for many different reasons. Some common causes are speeding, distracted driving, tailgating, driving while fatigued due to long hours on the road, and impaired driving. Serious truck accidents can also be caused by poor handling during extreme weather, shifting cargo, difficulty breaking and stopping the truck in sudden situations, and hazards on the roadway.
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Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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