Westminster, CA (December 17, 2023) – On Sunday, December 17, local officials in the Westminster region of Orange County reported a multi-vehicle crash with at least one injured victim.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 3:15 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Euclid Street. CHP officers added that the accident occurred when two vehicles collided shortly after merging between the left lanes. Paramedics were then dispatched to the collision scene to treat those involved. However, no new information was released on the number of victims or the type of injuries those victims sustained. The authorities are investigating the causes of the accident and the circumstances preceding it. Witnesses were asked to come forward in the interim.
Our thoughts are now with the injured victims and their families.
Unsurprisingly, traffic accidents occur regularly in California, especially considering that the majority of commuters use a car to navigate the Golden State. In addition, California has over 27 million registered vehicles and is one of the most dangerous states to traverse. Daily, the roads are jammed with traffic and heavily congested, resulting in long commutes and traffic jams.
California drivers have a substantial risk of getting involved in a traffic incident. Despite how regular collisions are, nobody ever expects to get involved in one. Knowing some of the most prevalent causes of collisions should aid drivers in lowering their overall risk. Among California’s most common causes of accidents are distracted driving, speeding, failure to yield, and more.
However, almost all these dangers may be avoided if drivers use care on the road. Each driver on the road owes the other drivers a legal obligation to operate their vehicle safely and responsibly to avoid inflicting harm and injuries on other motorists. When an accident happens, this legal duty of care is likely breached, and careless drivers may be liable for various damages.
Unfortunately, far too many people suffer life-altering injuries as a consequence of automotive accidents and often need immediate and long-term medical care. Fortunately, a professional vehicle accident attorney can aid you by outlining your legal rights and alternatives if you have been injured in an accident. There are a variety of claims that attorneys may pursue to help you get compensation for any injuries and other losses you may have experienced as a result of your accident. In addition, an experienced attorney can help you choose the best course of action for your case.
If you were involved in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you should call an experienced Orange County car accident attorney immediately. Here at Russell & Lazarus, APC, our competent, seasoned, and empathetic legal team is available to you and your loved ones in your time of need. Contact a Westminster vehicle accident attorney at (949) 309-0990 immediately for guidance on how to proceed.
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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