Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (January 25, 2023) – On Wednesday evening, January 18, a two-vehicle collision in Rancho Santa Margarita injured two people. One of the drivers included an Orange County sheriff’s deputy.

Emergency responders were instantly dispatched to the scene. In accordance with the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Avenida Empresa and Avenida de las Banderas.

The California Highway Patrol reported that damage was done to the rear end of the pickup truck as well as the front end of the patrol SUV of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. There is no clear explanation provided for the cause of the collision.

In the crash, both the deputy and a passenger in the pickup truck sustained injuries. Neither of them was taken to a hospital, according to reports. The deputy and passenger’s medical conditions are currently unknown. 

As of now, there is no further information on how many other people were involved in the accident. The California Highway Patrol is conducting a further investigation into what initially caused the accident.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

California Auto Accident Statistics Rancho Santa Margarita, CA-2 Injured in Accident at an Intersection

The government reports that ten more people are injured, and one person dies in car accidents every minute in the United States. There are about two million preventable deaths and ten million preventable injuries among children and young adults under the age of 24 each year.

Recent statistics show that California is one of the most dangerous cities for people on the road. California ranks number 2 in states with the highest rates of accidents in the United States, following Texas. Most accidents take place in heavily trafficked areas where motorists are making turns or near intersections. California collisions are often caused by reckless driving, driving while distracted, and driving while impaired.

It is estimated that roughly 10,000 Californians will die in traffic-related incidents by 2050. The rate of growth in fatalities from automobile accidents has been 23.5% since 2012. A total of 3,898 people were killed, and 279,223 people were injured in automobile accidents in 2017. Public transportation was responsible for nine deaths per hundred thousand that year. 

By maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles and keeping your vehicle well-maintained, you can reduce your risk of being in a car accident.

A person who suffers injuries in an accident caused by someone else may have legal options available to them. The laws that apply to your or your loved one’s case are encouraged to be explained to you and your family by an Orange County car accident attorney

During difficult times like these, skilled auto accident attorneys can assist clients in seeking compensation for injuries involving the accident. Furthermore, they can assist in recovering damages and lost wages resulting from accidents. 

The car crash attorneys at Beckerman Anderson are committed to protecting the legal rights of your family. We offer guidance throughout the legal process and advise our clients on the best course of action. Our mission is to help families make decisions that best support them legally. Call us at Beckerman Anderson at (949)-474-2254 today. Our team is ready to assist you.

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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.