Costa Mesa, CA (November 12, 2020) – Two crash victims were hospitalized on Thursday, November 12th after a vehicle lost power on the 405 Freeway near the Harbor Boulevard off-ramp resulting in two multi-vehicle accidents.
An official from Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue stated that they were notified at about 5:00 a.m. of an accident involving at least four vehicles, one of which had flipped over. Emergency responders immediately reported to the scene and started triage.
Eyewitness reports from the disabled vehicle said they were driving southbound in the HOV lane of the 405 Freeway when their car lost power, causing all of its lights to go out. The circumstances surrounding what happened next are still unclear, but those on the scene said the wreckage covered about a 200-foot area.
An officer from the California Highway Patrol stated that the disabled vehicle in the roadway caused two related collisions; a three-car accident and a two-car accident.
While preliminary reports indicated that one of the vehicles had flipped over, officers at the crash site stated that no cars were overturned and all those involved extricated themselves from the wrecked vehicles.
In all, there were eight victims harmed during the collision, with injuries varying from minor to moderate.
Six of the injured victims either presented very minor injuries or refused transportation to receive medical treatment. The other two were transported to Orange County Global Medical Center in Irvine. Their injuries were classified as non-life-threatening.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Injury Accidents in Costa Mesa
The primary cause of car accidents in California is driver error. Driving after dark notably increases your odds of being involved in a serious accident because of the increased numbers of drivers who are under the influence. Decreased visibility also plays a role in the higher rate of after-dark accidents. Other frequent causes of car accidents are things such as poorly maintained brakes, worn tires, and debris or defects in the roadway itself.
After being injured in an accident, you could be forced to pay outstanding medical bills and as a result, and be faced with a difficult financial burden. Allow a California car accident attorney to evaluate your case and see if you qualify for financial compensation due to your injuries and losses you may have suffered in a recent accident.
In the worst-case scenario that you are under the impression that someone you love was fatally injured in a negligently caused California traffic collision, you could be entitled to significant compensation for your losses and incurred damages that may have resulted from your loved one’s recent traffic accident. Consulting a California wrongful death attorney is your best bet in receiving full and fair compensation in order to cover things like funeral costs and outstanding medical bills. You can also collect compensation in the form of pain and suffering, among other forms.
The Orange County personal injury 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) 474-2254 today to speak with an experienced attorney concerning your California personal injury case.
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