Orange, CA (July 30, 2023) – Authorities reported that one person was killed in a collision involving two cars on a freeway changeover route in Orange on Sunday morning, July 30.
According to the California Highway Patrol troopers, the collision happened at 10:20 a.m. on a transition ramp connecting the northbound 5 Freeway to the eastbound 22 Freeway. Officers say that a pickup truck and a compact car were involved in the collision.
One fatality was verified by a coroner’s office spokesman for Orange County, but no other information has been made public by the authorities. It’s also unclear if any other victims were injured in the collision.
An investigation remains active and ongoing in the interim.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family. Our thoughts are with any injured victims in hopes of their complete recovery.
With its scenic highways and thoroughfares, driving in California may be thrilling but comes with significant risks. Unsurprisingly, hundreds of thousands of car accidents in the Golden State end in serious injuries or even fatalities annually.
In fact, the California Highway Patrol reports there were 216,366 car accidents in California in 2022, resulting in 3,854 deaths and 165,978 injuries. Moreover, rear-end collisions accounted for 27% of all accidents throughout the Golden State last year. The following most common kind of accident was a broadside collision (sometimes called a T-bone), accounting for 20% of all incidents.
Needless to say, serious car accidents happen all too frequently across California, and Orange County is no exception. Of course, there are few things more terrifying than coping with the fallout of a major crash.
As an injured victim, or as a surviving family member of someone who lost their life in a crash, you may wonder how this will affect your loved ones and whether you’ll recover completely. The insurance company representing the party at fault in your collision might even be harassing you to sign paperwork or provide a statement to accept a portion of the fault, adding insult to injury as you try to focus on your recuperation. Even worse, you might be out of a job and unable to make ends meet.
Hiring a skilled Southern California car accident attorney is the best decision you can make in the aftermath of a crash. If you’ve been injured, hiring a lawyer can help you get the most robust settlement possible and reduce the stress of the claims process.
At Russell & Lazarus APC, our attorneys know what it takes to safeguard the legal rights of injured victims. We understand the pain and stress of dealing with a car accident and will stop at nothing to fight for justice on your behalf.
Don’t hesitate to seek legal counsel from a knowledgeable auto accident attorney if you are involved in a collision through no fault of your own. To speak with a car accident lawyer in Orange, call our office at (949) 309-0990.
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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