Orange, CA (August 8, 2020) – According to the California Highway Patrol, one man was killed and three other people suffered various injured in a wrong-way crash that took place in Orange. The fatal collision happened at around 11:10 a.m. on Friday morning, August 7th, along CA-241.

CHP officers said that a 72-year-old man from Gardena was driving a Toyota Camry when he entered the roadway in the wrong direction and triggered a multi-vehicle accident. The Camry collided with a Ford F-150, which was then forced into a Chevrolet Camaro. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene where they went to work assisting the injured victims.

The elderly man who caused the crash was pronounced deceased at the scene. The operator of the F-150, identified only as a 19-year-old male, was hospitalized with major injuries. Two passengers in the pickup, identified as a 19-year-old woman and an 18-year-old male were also hospitalized but their current conditions have not been specified. The two occupants of the Camaro were uninjured.

At this time, authorities with the CHP are in charge of an investigation into this incident. No further information has been reported.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Orange County

Orange, CA – One Killed & Three Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on 241 Toll Rd

Throughout 2015, officials reported on thousands of traffic accidents that tragically took the lives of about 3,176 people across the state of California. Within Orange County alone, at least 162 fatalities were confirmed after the numerous collisions that occurred, as car accidents in Orange County are frequently severe. Researchers found that some cities within the county see more serious collisions than others, although nearly every crash involving a negligent driver results in a detrimental outcome, as well as extremely high costs for the victims and their loved ones.

Severe accidents throughout Orange County are most commonly caused by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, and distracted driving. While there are other actions that contribute to sudden accidents, all serious injuries leave victims and their loved ones 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.

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.

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