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Cleveland National Forest: Three Injured in a Rollover Accident on Ortega Highway

Posted on Apr 04, 2012

At about 1:20 p.m. on Saturday, March 31st, three people were injured when a head-on accident on Ortega Highway caused one of the vehicles to rollover in Cleveland National Forest. Firefighters had to extricate one of the vehicle occupants from the wreckage, and all three were transported to hospitals, one by helicopter. Authorities are investigating the crash. 

“When vehicle occupants are injured in a collision, the at-fault driver may be held liable for the cost of their medical treatment, wages lost during recovery, and pain and suffering,” explained an auto accident lawyer in Orange County

Throughout Orange County, traffic collisions claimed the lives of 101 vehicle occupants and injured another 16,620 in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of counties with similar populations. Those with the poorest records receive the highest rankings, with 1st place being the worst. In 2010, Orange County ranked 26th out of 58 counties for fatal and injury collisions. 

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the three people who were injured in the rollover accident in the Cleveland National Forest.

The Orange County Register originally reported this Ortega Highway crash.

Resources for accident victims and their families, including books and articles on the process of filing an injury claim after an auto accident, are available to the public free of charge.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with an auto accident lawyer in Orange County, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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