Shortly before 7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13, a motorist suffered major trauma in a crash in Newport Beach, reported the Orange County Register. The two-vehicle collision occurred near the intersection of East Coast Highway and Promontory Drive. Emergency responders transported one driver to an area hospital to receive treatment for serious injuries. The eastbound lanes of East Coast Highway and Bayside Drive were closed while authorities investigated the cause of the crash.
Newport Beach accounted for none of the 71 fatalities and 470 of the 17,031 injuries motor vehicle occupants suffered in crashes 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 accident data of cities with similarly sized populations each year in order to identify those that could benefit from grants to improve safety. The agency ranks the cities with the greatest incidences of fatal and injury collisions the highest, starting at 1st place. That year, Newport Beach ranked 6th out of 103 cities.
In California, those who have been injured in a crash may file civil claims against the party who caused the accident in order to obtain compensation for expenses associated with their recoveries, such as for medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. To learn more about the civil 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 motorist who was seriously injured in the collision.
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