Santa Ana, CA (August 29, 2020) – At least one person was taken to a hospital after a two-vehicle accident that happened on the I-5 Freeway on Friday, August 28th. According to officials, it occurred in the vicinity of Highway 22 at about 8:52 a.m.
According to local authorities in Santa Ana, a silver Mercedes sedan collided with an unidentified vehicle in the southbound lanes of the freeway for reasons that are being investigated. The manner in which the crash took place was not reported but emergency medical technicians were dispatched to the scene.
One victim was taken to an area hospital to be treated for their injuries but officials have not commented on their current condition. Crews worked at the scene to clear all resulting wreckage and there was no word on whether or not anyone was ticketed.
Authorities with the Santa Ana Police Department are investigating the events that led to this incident.
Our thoughts are with the victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Santa Ana
In 2015, authorities reported on thousands of serious car crashes that ultimately claimed the lives of at least 3,176 people all over the state of California. Throughout Orange County alone, about 162 unexpected deaths were reported to authorities following the numerous traffic accidents that occurred. Many extremely serious car wrecks that have contributed to the statewide fatality rate were reported as catastrophic or fatal car accidents in Santa Ana, as well as all other areas throughout Orange County. Research shows that a terribly high number of cities in Orange County see a much higher rate of fatal collisions than others. Nevertheless, just about every single sudden crash involving a reckless, criminal, or blatantly negligent driver tends to result in complete devastation.
Serious collisions throughout California are most commonly caused by such reckless and serious actions as 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 severe car accident can have 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 in the Riverside area, please don’t hesitate to contact our Orange County car accident or wrongful death attorneys today at (949) 474-2254.
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