San Juan Capistrano, CA (January 6, 2022) – On Thursday afternoon, January 4, a crash was reported in San Juan Capistrano that killed at least one person.
According to California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. on the southbound 5 Freeway, near State Route 73. The accident occurred when at least two vehicles collided on the freeway for unknown reasons. The vehicles were described as a Honda sedan and another unknown sedan. The Honda is reported to have sustained serious front-end damage due to the impact. The vehicles blocked multiple lanes of traffic
Emergency personnel was called to the scene. It is reported that one person suffered catastrophic injuries and sadly died at the scene of the accident. The name of the victim has not been released at this time. There is no information at this time as to whether anyone else sustained injuries in the crash.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and the events leading up to the impact. The accident caused the area to be shut down for many hours as crews tended to the victims and cleared the accident.
We offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family.
Our thoughts are also with any other victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
California leads the nation with the most congested and dangerous roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 4,000 people are killed in car accidents in each year California. The number of traffic-related fatalities has increased steadily over the last decade. Sadly, the total fatalities in 2022 have exceeded the previous year’s fatalities as well. There are many reasons accidents happen in California, however, the majority of accidents are caused by reckless driving. Some of the most common reckless driving habits of Californians include texting while driving, speeding, impaired driving, or failing to yield or stop at traffic lights and stop signs.
Suddenly losing a loved one is never something you anticipate having to deal with. If someone you love was killed by someone else’s careless or reckless behaviors, it is important to hold the at-fault person responsible for their actions. Although, no amount of money could replace that person’s significance in your life, filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can ensure that you get justice for your deceased family member and can help you to cope with their loss and any financial expenses that have arisen due to their passing.
After losing a loved one and mourning their loss, no one should have to deal with stressful matters alone and may be wondering where to turn for help. An experienced and compassionate attorney can help you handle legal issues and burdens. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please contact a San Juan Capistrano wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
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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