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Westminster, CA (December 15, 2022) – On Thursday morning, December 15, a car accident happened in Westminster that required an emergency response. The collision occurred on State Route 22 and resulted in injuries and significant delays in Westminster.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred in the morning, around 6 a.m., on the eastbound lanes of State Route 22 near Beach Boulevard. The accident occurred when two vehicles merged into the same space on the road and collided, which resulted in both vehicles incurring major damage. There is little information at this point about what led up to the accident.

Paramedics were called to the scene to help those hurt in the accident. There is no information at this time regarding the number of people who were injured or 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

Traffic accidents constantly occur in California. In California, a car is a necessity for most people to commute. California is home to over 27 million registered vehicles and is one of the country’s most dangerous places to drive. Every day the roads are flooded with traffic and are extremely busy with long commutes and traffic jams.

Every day when drivers travel on California’s roads, they are at risk of getting into a traffic accident. However, getting in an accident is something that no one ever plans for. Being aware of some of the most frequent causes of accidents can help drivers to be aware so they can try to reduce their risk. Some of the most common reasons for accidents in California include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Braking traffic laws
  • Inattention
  • Failure to yield
  • Drowsy driving
  • Inexperienced driver
  • Dangerous roadways
  • Poor weather

Almost all of these factors can be prevented with due care from the drivers on the roads. Each driver on the road owes a legal duty of care to the other drivers that they will operate their vehicle safely and responsibly to avoid harming others. When an accident happens, this legal duty of care has likely been breached, and they can be held liable for the resulting damages.

Car accidents leave thousands of people with serious, life-altering personal injuries. Oftentimes car accidents result in painful injuries that can require both immediate and long-term medical care. A trusted car accident lawyer can help you after a car accident by explaining the next steps to take 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 Westminster 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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