Santa Ana, CA (January 24, 2022) – On Sunday evening, January 22, a crash was reported in Santa Ana that tragically killed at least one person.
According to California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. at the I-405N and Sand Canyon Avenue interchange. The accident occurred when a vehicle entered the northbound freeway, and at the same time, another vehicle merged and collided with the first vehicle at full speed. The impact caused major damage to the vehicles.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene, where they found people were severely injured. Firefighters helped the people from their vehicles. Paramedics treated all those who were injured at the scene. Despite paramedics’ life-saving measures, at least one person sadly passed away as a result of the injuries they sustained in the accident. The name of the deceased individual has not been released at this time, pending notification of their next of kin. It is not clear at this time how many additional people suffered injuries in the accident and if any were rushed to the hospital for emergency medical care.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and the events leading up to the impact. The accident caused police to shut down both the area for a time as crews tended to the victims and cleared the accident.
We offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Our thoughts are also with the other people injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
The number one reason car accidents happen in California is due to reckless and negligent driving or driver error. The reality is that a majority of these accidents are preventable if drivers would operate their vehicles dutifully and according to traffic laws. Some of the most common negligent driving activities include texting while driving, speeding, or impaired driving. Reckless driving dramatically increases a driver’s risk of being in an accident and causing great harm to themselves or someone else. People need to realize the great risk they are taking on when they answer a text message or travel above the speed limit or make other poor choices.
Crashes occurring on freeways are some of the most catastrophic. As the car travels out of control after a collision, it can spin or roll, and it wreaks havoc on the occupants of the vehicles involved. The occupants can suffer severe head trauma, concussions, broken bones, back and neck injuries, severe cuts, and lost limbs. These injuries will leave a lasting impact on the person’s life and require extensive medical care. Victims may also become paralyzed or killed as a result.
Losing a loved one is never easy to deal with. When someone is killed by another person’s negligence, the victim’s next of kin may file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. An experienced wrongful death attorney can walk you through the process of filing a claim and help you recover compensation for your loss.
If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Santa Ana 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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