San Juan Capistrano, CA (May 22, 2023) – On Monday afternoon, May 22, local troopers responded to the scene of a collision involving at least two drivers.
At around 4:30 p.m., authorities were called to the site of the wreck to assist and investigate. According to preliminary reports from troopers with the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened near the Junipero Serra Road exit from southbound Interstate 5.
Paramedics, police, and other responders were spotted at the scene by news footage. EMTs were en route shortly after the incident took place and appeared to treat at least one victim at the site of the accident, but it’s unclear if any of those patients were transported to an area hospital.
Officers have provided no further reports in the interim, though any witnesses to the crash were asked to step forward. The CHP continues to investigate at this time.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their families.
Multi-Vehicle Accidents in Orange County
California consistently has the third-highest number of car accidents reported each year. In fact, authorities, unfortunately, report hundreds of thousands of auto accidents that occur yearly in the Golden State. More than half of all accidents that are recorded result in injuries, which is a terrible statistic. Furthermore, in a single recent year alone, nearly 150,000 people were injured in California traffic accidents.
Some of the highest rates of serious car accidents in the United States can be found in densely populated parts of California, including Los Angeles and Orange County.
That said, accidents involving motor vehicles are a problem everywhere. Distracted driving, which contributes to a huge number of fatal accidents, has been blamed on the proliferation of smartphones, according to the majority of traffic experts. After all, drivers who choose to text while behind the wheel put everyone on the road in danger.
However, cell phone use while driving isn’t the only source of driver distraction. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving while fatigued, and speeding are all instances of driver negligence or error that contribute to thousands of annual accidents and injuries. Those hurt in such circumstances must, of course, deal with both physical agony and psychological trauma. Car accident injuries range from minor to catastrophic, including broken bones, internal bleeding, paralysis, and amputation.
If you or a loved one has been harmed in a car accident that was the fault of another motorist, you need to consult a lawyer immediately.
Help from a lawyer can be invaluable when pursuing financial compensation from those responsible for an accident. Our staff at Beckerman Anderson will do all it takes to secure compensation for our client’s damages and other losses in order to help them get back on their feet after an accident, both monetarily and psychologically.
Contact us at Beckerman Anderson by calling 949-409-4299 to speak with one of our professional and caring personal injury attorneys serving the Capistrano region. To discuss the details of your case with an experienced attorney at no cost, please give us a call as soon as possible. In this trying time, our team will do all possible to assist you in getting justice.