Santa Ana, CA (July 2, 2023) – Two people were rescued from an overturned vehicle by responders from the Orange County Fire Authority early Saturday evening, July 1, in the Garden Grove area of Santa Ana.
After the accident, which reportedly occurred on Lampson Avenue, OCFA firefighters carefully extricated the victims and transferred them to the care of paramedics.
Another victim also suffered injuries and was sent to the hospital, but the current conditions of all victims remain unknown.
Authorities are still investigating the accident’s circumstances and the events leading up to the wreck. Officers with the Santa Ana Police Department are handling the investigation and asked any witnesses to come forward.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for their complete recovery.
Tragically, rollover accidents are often more serious and deadly than other kinds of collisions, according to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). There were 6,358 people killed in passenger car rollover accidents in 2018 alone.
Moreover, a rollover can happen to any car or truck. Vehicles with a greater center of gravity, such as SUVs, trucks, and vans, are more top-heavy and hence more prone to overturn than other vehicles. That said, rollover rates for SUVs are lower overall than for other types of vehicles of the same age. Even worse, a rollover collision increases the likelihood that a passenger may be ejected from the car, increasing the likelihood of life-threatening injuries.
However, regardless of the type of collision, every motorist has an obligation to all other drivers on the road to operate their vehicle safely and responsibly and not cause any harm. This so-called “duty of care” under the law is likely breached when an accident occurs, making at-fault parties potentially liable for any subsequent injuries and various other damages.
These car accidents leave thousands with serious, life-altering personal injuries and often result in ongoing physical pain, trauma, and more, all requiring immediate and long-term medical care.
Thankfully, a trusted car accident lawyer can help you after a crash by explaining the next steps and your legal rights and options. There are many types of claims available for attorneys to pursue to help you receive compensation for any injuries and losses you may have suffered due to an accident. Our experienced attorneys at Russell & Lazarus will work hard to tailor our advice to the specific needs of your case and help you move forward after a crash has upended your life.
If someone else’s negligence caused a crash that left you with injuries and other damages, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced accident attorneys at Russell & Lazarus immediately. Contact our Santa Ana car accident lawyers at (949) 309-0990 today.
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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