Costa Mesa, CA (July 28, 2020) – A total of at least five people suffered injuries after a serious crash involving multiple vehicles in Costa Mesa on Monday afternoon, July 27th. Authorities said that it happened at the intersection of 19th Street and Newport Boulevard around 1:00 p.m.
According to law enforcement in Costa Mesa, the driver of a vehicle is believed to have been intoxicated when he entered the opposite lane of the roadway and collided with up to eight vehicles at the intersection. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene where firefighters had to extricate one of the victims.
Five people were transported to a nearby hospital and injuries were reported to range between minor and severe. At least four victims were taken to trauma centers and police later identified the intoxicated driver as 24-year-old Fernando Rodriguez Rabago, of Whittier.
At this time, authorities are still sorting through the events that led to this incident.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
DUI Accidents in Costa Mesa
During 2015, 3,176 people died in traffic accidents all across the state of California. A total of 162 fatalities were reported after numerous crashes in Orange County, alone, many of which were reported as car accidents in Costa Mesa and other areas throughout the county. When speaking about car accidents, it is important to analyze the causes. Many collisions are triggered by negligent and otherwise irresponsible motorists such as intoxicated drivers. In fact, the United States has more people convicted of DUI than most countries have citizens. This alarming figure makes it no surprise to learn that every single year, over 10,000 people are killed in collisions with intoxicated drivers throughout the country.
No matter how they occur, however, abrupt collisions often leave victims and their family members with the high costs of recovery. The expenses that follow not only the initial hospitalization of a victim but the continued medical care on top of lost wages as well, can be overwhelming. In many cases, injuries are serious enough to ensure that a victim has to go through years of physical therapy and other costly treatments in an attempt to feel normal again.
In no way should the victim of another person’s actions be forced to cover the costs of their recuperation. Careless drivers show no regard for the safety of others on the road, and there is no reason that such parties should be able to escape accountability. Obtaining an aggressive and compassionate motor vehicle accident attorney to go after the party or parties who are responsible for your injuries is of the utmost importance as you begin the journey toward full recovery.
A serious car accident can have terribly life-altering effects for all those involved. Our capable and compassionate Costa Mesa car accident attorneys at Beckerman Anderson recognize the overwhelming nature of a sudden collision, and we are devoted to representing those who have unfairly suffered by no fault of their own. If you have been injured or suffered the loss of a family member due to the actions of a negligent party, please don’t hesitate to contact our Orange County car accident or wrongful death attorneys today at (949) 474-2254.
Note: These posts have been generated through the use of outside and secondary sources for Beckerman Anderson. These sources include news stories, police reports, and first-hand accounts of accidents and the injuries involved. As a result, we have not been able to independently verify all of the details surrounding each accident that we post about. If you see any information that is not factual or is incorrect, please notify us immediately and we will ensure that the story is corrected with the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As members of our local community, we at Beckerman Anderson, strive to draw awareness to the dangers that are related to driving and provide overall safety information for our community members. We are always saddened when we learn about a serious injury accident in our area and hope that through awareness, drivers in our community will take the necessary precautions to avoid such accidents. The information provided in these posts should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. This story is not a solicitation for business. The photographs used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.