Westminster, CA (May 8, 2023) – Per preliminary accounts, a car accident occurred in Westminster on Monday night, May 8, prompting the dispatch of emergency services and resulting in several yet unclear injuries.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened at 8:30 p.m. on northbound Interstate 405 near Harbor Boulevard. CHP reported that units were summoned to the scene of a crash involving several vehicles at about 9:00 p.m.
Paramedics were also called to the accident scene at around the same time. However, at this time, neither the overall number of injuries nor their kind is known.
Authorities are still probing the circumstances leading up to the incident.
Our hearts go out to the injured victims and their loved ones.
In the Golden State, auto accidents are all too common. After all, regardless of where they live, most Californians need a car for their daily trips. California is routinely recognized as one of the most dangerous states to drive a motor vehicle due to the staggering number of vehicles on the road (almost 27 million). The sheer number of cars and trucks on the road causes daily delays in commute times.
Accidents are a constant possibility on California’s roads. Of course, nobody ever plans on getting into an accident. If drivers had a better understanding of the most prevalent causes of accidents, fewer incidents would occur.
Most of these causes may be ruled out with cautious driving. Every motorist is responsible for driving safely and responsibly to avoid putting other people in danger. When an accident occurs, someone likely breached their “duty of care” under the law, making them liable for any damages that ensue.
Every year, automobile accidents cause the lifelong disability of thousands of individuals. Injuries sustained in vehicle accidents, even at slower speeds, may be very serious and need emergency and continuous medical care.
Fortunately, a qualified lawyer specializing in auto accidents can help you determine what to do next. Accident victims have many legal avenues they may pursue with the help of an attorney to recover financial damages. Consulting with a seasoned attorney may help you figure out what steps to take next in your case.
If an accident caused by another party’s negligence has left you with injuries and other damages, you should not hesitate to contact the experienced accident attorneys at Russell & Lazarus APC. To schedule a free consultation with a Westminster car accident lawyer, call (949) 309-0990 immediately.
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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