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Santa Ana, CA – Injury Reported Following Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-5 FWY

Santa Ana, CA (October 9, 2022) – On Friday, October 7, a multi-vehicle accident resulting in multiple injuries and significant delays was reported in Santa Ana.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred in the afternoon, around 2 p.m. on the northbound Interstate 5 Freeway, just south of 17th Street. The accident occurred when two vehicles merged into the same space on the road and collided, which triggered a series of additional collisions to occur. The accident ultimately involved an SUV, a sedan, a minivan, and a pickup truck.

Paramedics were called to the scene to help those hurt in the accident. There is no information at this time regarding the specific details of the injuries incurred in the crash.

The force of the impact caused major damage to the vehicles, blocked the roadway, and caused traffic to be significantly backed up. Traffic was diverted while crews helped people from their cars, tended to injuries, and cleaned up the wreckage.

The authorities are still investigating the exact circumstances surrounding the crash and the events leading up to the collision.

Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for the full recovery of all involved.

Car Accidents in California

Interstate 5, is the main north-south route through California and es essential to the people of Orange County’s mobility throughout the region. It is a freeway and is often a preferred method for commuting because of the higher speeds that can be traveled on it to reach destinations. However, with increased speeds comes an increased risk of accidents with severe injuries. It is estimated that over 275,000 vehicles travel on Interstate 5 in the Los Angeles region alone, and is one of the most highly traveled and congested freeways in the nation. As such, accidents on this freeway occur very frequently.

After a car accident, you may be wondering what to do to best handle the situation. Here are a few of the important first steps to take after an accident.

  1. Exchange the following pieces of information with the other parties involved:
    1. Driver’s name and address
    2. Registered owner’s name and address if different than the driver
    3. Driver’s license number
    4. Vehicle Identification Number
    5. Insurance company’s name, address, and policy number
  2. Document information about the accident including how it occurred (i.e., make, model, color, and license plate number of the vehicles involved)
  3. Call the police as soon as possible, so they can record the accident and investigate
  4. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses (this information can be given to the police when they arrive)
  5. Seek immediate medical attention. Some injuries are not noticeable right away, so it is important to be checked by a medical professional to determine if you need further care
  6. Report the accident to your own insurance company
  7. Contact a car accident attorney

Being in a car accident is an overwhelming experience in one’s life. A car accident significantly disrupts your life and may leave you wondering how you will adjust to these new circumstances you find yourself in, from physical injuries to financial pressures, a car accident turns all aspects of your life upside down. A trusted car accident lawyer can help you move past these feelings, regain control, and help you understand the next steps, and what your legal rights and options are. There are many types of claims available for attorneys to pursue to help you receive compensation for any injuries and suffering you may have incurred as a result of the accident. An experienced attorney will help choose the best option for your case

If you were in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence you should speak to an experienced car accident lawyer right away. Contact a Santa Ana car accident 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. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.

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