Yorba Linda, CA (September 27, 2020) – Injuries were caused at a protest assembly in southern California after an unidentified woman drove her car through a crowd of people. The incident occurred at a Saturday BLM demonstration in Yorba Linda. 

According to authorities, two people sustained injuries due to one woman driving her car through a crowd of approximately 300 protesters at a Black Lives Matter demonstration that took place about 30 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. 

The protesters were struck by the vehicle in the parking lot of the Yorba Linda public library, located at 18181 Imperial Highway, for reasons still being determined by local authorities. According to witnesses, a white sedan plowed through the crowd of people protesting police brutality and systemic racism, injuring two individuals. 

The two individuals, who remain unidentified at this time, were transported from the scene of the crash to a nearby medical center in order to receive treatment for injuries deemed to be non-life-threatening in nature. 

Witnesses stated that the woman who drove her car through the crowd of people was swiftly stopped by a large number of bystanders and then arrested by police. It is unclear what charges will be filed against her at this time.

No further information is available at this time. 

We would like to offer our thoughts to those hurt in the crash in hopes of a full recovery. 

An investigation into the circumstances of the wreck will be carried out by local police. 

California Traffic Accidents

California, being one of the most populous states in the nation, also has one of the highest annual accident rates in the United States. Compared to other states, California’s yearly traffic accident rate is rather high, at approximately 230,000 traffic accidents taking place each year, or about 650 collisions per day. These accidents injure thousands of people and take the lives of thousands more. California accounts for approximately 10% of the national accident fatality rate, with around 3,200 people losing their lives in the Golden State per year due to fatal traffic accidents. Across the nation, about 32,000 individuals lose their lives annually due to fatal collisions. California, Florida, and Texas are the top three states in the United States with the highest accident rates. 

Sadly, a very large percentage of these accidents are caused by negligent drivers. A recent statistic compiled concerning the national accident rate stated that about 94% of all traffic accidents in the United States are the result of some form of driver negligence. Driver negligence occurs when drivers fail to utilize reasonable care while operating a motor vehicle. Some examples include excessive fatigue, driver distraction like texting, and intoxication while driving.

In the event that you or someone you love has been injured in a California traffic accident caused by another person’s negligence, it is in your best interest to contact a California personal injury attorney. A skilled and experienced attorney will be able to help you with every aspect of the aftermath of your accident, from your physical injury needs to financial burdening assistance. Depending on the circumstances of your wreck, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation that can cover things like medical bills and other costs associated with your collision. 

Allow a California car accident attorney to make your life easier after your involvement and injury in a negligently caused accident. The California traffic accident lawyers at Beckerman Anderson have an excellent track record when it comes to providing victims and their families with the best, most effective legal help available. We hold a firm belief that no one should ever have to pay for being injured by another person’s negligence and that people who cause accidents due to being careless or otherwise inattentive should be held accountable for their actions. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we will award you compensation in the form of punitive damages and loss of consortium in order for you to get your life back on track as quickly and seamlessly as possible after your accident. Call 949-409-4299 today to speak with an experienced attorney concerning your California personal injury case. 

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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.