Shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 21, a vehicle occupant and a sheriff’s deputy were injured in a collision in Mission Viejo, reported the Orange County Register. While traveling eastbound on Alicia Parkway, the deputy collided with a motorist who was turning left at Trabuco Road. The deputy, who was responding to a nonemergency call for service at the time of the crash, sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Emergency responders transported the occupant of the other vehicle to a hospital to receive treatment for moderate trauma. A Good Samaritan who helped extinguish a fire in the deputy’s vehicle was also taken to a hospital for minor smoke inhalation. The CHP is investigating the crash.
Mission Viejo accounted for 1 of the 71 fatalities and 349 of the 17,031 injuries motor vehicle occupants suffered in collisions that occurred in Orange County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the crash data of cities with populations of a similar size, ranking those with the poorest records the highest, starting with 1st place. That year, Mission Viejo ranked 81st out of 103 cities with populations of between 50,001 and 100,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury collisions.
After a motor vehicle collision, those who were injured may file personal injury claims in order to hold the at-fault parties liable for their recovery-related expenses, such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For more information on the personal injury claims process after an auto accident, please call 866-981-5596.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the vehicle occupant and the sheriff’s deputy who were injured in the collision.
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