Santa Ana, CA (April 4, 2023) – On Tuesday, April 4, local officials in Santa Ana reported a multi-vehicle collision that resulted in injuries.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened at around 10:30 p.m. on southbound Interstate 5 near Main Street, close to the Capistrano area.
Within minutes, paramedics arrived at the site and attended to the wounded victims. Authorities claim that two people were hurt in the collision; however, there is currently no information about the severity or the total number of victims.
The police are currently investigating the crash’s surrounding details and circumstances.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their families.
Due to the high speeds at which most motorists travel on California’s highways, such as I-5, accidents are often quite severe. Many complicated highway networks with numerous lanes of high-speed traffic exist throughout California.
Obviously, these interchanges have even more traffic lanes, making them extremely challenging to maneuver. Automobiles go in all directions and often make split-second choices to switch freeways. These places may be very dangerous and often lead to crashes.
You are required by California law to stop and stay at the site of an accident in order to exchange your license and insurance information with the other party. Regrettably, there are a growing number of news reports of drivers abandoning the scene of an accident. When participating in unlawful activities, such as drinking and driving, drivers often escape the scene of an accident, especially if they have a suspended license or no insurance. Depending on the circumstances, failing to stop at the site of an accident is penalized as either a misdemeanor or a felony.
Needless to say, a vehicle accident is devastating shortly after it happens and over the following weeks and months. If the other driver does not stop to share information, the situation becomes even more tense and challenging. Particularly if you are wounded, being unable to work for an extended period may lead you to worry about how you will pay for your medical treatment, bills, and lost income.
Yet, if the individual who struck you cannot be found, you may still be compensated for your medical bills, lost pay, and pain and suffering resulting from the accident. This is normally covered by the uninsured motorist coverage (UM) that is included in every driver’s insurance policy in California. You would make a claim on your own insurance coverage in this scenario.
If you or a family member were injured in a hit-and-run accident, you should immediately consult with an experienced automobile accident attorney, who can guide you through the claim filing process and help you understand your rights and potential compensation. Contact our Capistrano vehicle accident attorneys at Russell & Lazarus APC by calling (888) 539-3154 and get started on your case.
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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