Santiago Canyon, CA (December 17, 2022) – On Friday afternoon, December 16, a serious crash was reported in Santiago Canyon that killed one person and injured others.
According to authorities, the accident occurred around 3:40 p.m. on Santiago Canyon Road, just north of Silverado Canyon Road in the unincorporated section of Orange County. The accident involved three vehicles, a Ferrari, Toyota Venza SUV, and a Mazda sedan, and occurred when the vehicles were unable to avoid each other and collided. Authorities are not certain how the accident occurred yet, or which driver was responsible, although they reported that speed was a factor in causing the accident. The impact caused major damage to the vehicles and caused the Ferrari to split in half.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene. Paramedics treated the occupants of the vehicles at the accident scene. Despite paramedics’ life-saving measures, one person sustained severe injuries and died as a result of the collision. There is no word as to which vehicle this person was an occupant of. The name of the deceased individual has not been released at this time pending notification of their next of kin. An unspecified number of additional people were seriously injured and transferred to the hospital for emergency medical care. The accident caused the area to be shut down for many hours as crews tended to the victims and cleared the accident.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and the events leading up to the impact.
We offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victim at this time.
Our thoughts are also with the other people injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
California is one of the busiest and most dangerous places to drive in the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2018 more than 3,500 people were killed in car accidents in California. Each year since then has seen an increase in the number of traffic-related fatalities. There are many reasons accidents happen in California, but the majority are caused by driver negligence, which includes texting while driving, speeding, impaired driving, or failing to yield or stop at traffic lights and stop signs. Sadly, many of these accidents could have been prevented if the drivers were not engaging in reckless or negligent behaviors.
High-speed crashes are some of the most catastrophic types of accidents that occur on California’s roads. The direct impact of the collision coupled with the high speeds of the highway combines to create a serious accident that wreaks havoc on the occupants of the vehicles involved. The safety features in vehicles can only do so much to protect the occupants from harm when a car is traveling at speeds it shouldn’t be. In a high-speed crash, the driver and passengers often suffer severe head trauma, concussions, broken bones, back and neck injuries, severe cuts, and lost limbs. Victims may also become paralyzed or killed as a result.
Losing a loved one is never easy to deal with. After losing a loved one caused by someone else’s negligence, the deceased’s next of kin may file a wrongful death claim. An experienced and compassionate attorney can help to handle legal issues and burdens for you and will walk with you through every step of the way through the whole process from filing a claim to recovering just compensation.
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 Santiago Canyon 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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