Two people were injured, one critically, in a Huntington Beach car accident, which officials said, involved three vehicles. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred at the intersection of Newland Street and Talbert Avenue the night of September 23, 2016. Police say a vehicle going southbound on Newland and another vehicle going west on Talbert collided at the intersection.
Those two vehicles then struck a third vehicle that was stopped for a red light. A motorist suffered critical injuries. Another driver and a passenger in one of the vehicles sustained moderate injuries officials said. No citations or arrests were reported. The investigation is ongoing. Officials are asking anyone who saw the crash to call Huntington Beach police at 714-536-5666.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the injured victims of this car accident. We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2013 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 12 fatalities and 870 injuries reported as a result of Huntington Beach car accidents. In Orange County as a whole, 165 people died and 13,837 were injured due to car accidents during the same year.
What Caused This Injury Crash?
Based on this news report, it appears that this collision occurred at a fairly large intersection in the city of Huntington Beach, which is monitored by traffic lights. There are a number of unanswered questions here. What caused this three-car collision? Did one of the drivers run a red light at the intersection? Did one of the drivers fail to yield the right of way at the intersection? Did alcohol or drugs play a part in this major injury crash? We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely who or what caused this collision.
Fault and Liability
In such cases, the at-fault motorists, in addition to facing citations or criminal charges, can also be held civilly liable for the injuries, damages and losses they cause. Injured victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
If you have been injured in a car accident, it would be in your best interest to file a police report, get as much evidence from the scene as possible including photographs and contacts for eyewitnesses, get prompt medical attention and contact an experienced Huntington Beach personal injury lawyer who will fight hard to protect your rights.