Westminster, CA (September 5, 2023) – On Tuesday evening, September 5, troopers with the California Highway Patrol in the Westminster area responded to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash ending in several victim injuries.
At around 9:00 p.m., emergency personnel and fire rescue teams were dispatched to southbound Interstate 5 and promptly began investigating. Early reports indicate that a blue pickup truck collided with a passenger vehicle in an apparent rear-end crash that happened in the left lanes of traffic.
Police, EMTs, and fire personnel assisted accident victims at the collision site. According to reports, the incident occurred near the off-ramp to Lincoln Avenue.
An ambulance was requested just before 9:30 p.m., though it’s unclear how victims were transferred to a local hospital for additional treatment.
Authorities in Westminster are still investigating the accident in the interim and have not provided further details.
Our thoughts remain with the injured victims and their loved ones. We hope for their complete recovery.
Car Accidents Recorded in Orange County
Unsurprisingly, every year in the United States, millions of people are injured or killed in car accidents. Adding insult to injury, the primary cause of over 90% of these deaths is reckless behavior on behalf of other motorists. Throughout the United States, automobile accidents are a leading source of death and serious injury. And the fact that driver error accounts for most fatalities in car crashes nationwide simply adds insult to injury.
Impairment, distraction, exhaustion, and erratic driving or speeding are just a few of the many forms of reckless behaviors on our roads, and California is no exception. In fact, more accidents occur in the Golden State at the hands of careless drivers versus inclement weather or vehicle breakdowns.
Of course, you should immediately contact an auto accident lawyer if you or a loved one have been hurt due to another driver’s carelessness. When you sustain major injuries in a crash, you may have to spend a long time in the hospital recovering, during which you will be unable to return to work. Moreover, supporting yourself, paying your normal bills, and having a family to provide for while going through long-term recuperation compound an already stressful situation.
Thankfully, if another driver’s negligence or carelessness caused an accident that left you with injuries and other damages, you may be entitled to financial compensation. This compensation can assist you in paying for a variety of expenses, including medical bills, car repairs, lost wages or earning potential due to time missed at work, and so much more.
Our compassionate legal team at Beckerman Anderson has been supporting those injured in traffic accidents for decades, helping them obtain the monetary compensation they need to recover smoothly and completely. It’s our goal to ensure that victims who are hurt in accidents through no fault of their own secure the justice and fair settlement they need to move forward.
Our team of experienced Westminster car accident lawyers is here to help you through this difficult time. For a free consultation with a skilled attorney regarding your California personal injury claim, contact our Westminster personal injury attorneys at 949-409-4299 as soon as possible.