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Costa Mesa: Two Injured in 405 Freeway Crash Involving Multiple Vehicles


Posted on Oct 21, 2011

Shortly before 6:20 a.m. on Thursday, October 20th, two people were injured in a crash in the southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway near the 73 toll road. The collision involved multiple vehicles, including a Lincoln limousine, an airport shuttle van, a Hyundai Tiberon, a Ford Explorer, and a Toyota Solara, the latter of which was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the accident. The driver of the Solara was thrown from the vehicle, while the driver of the Explorer was trapped in the wreckage after the vehicle rolled over. Both suffered trauma and were transported to a local hospital. Authorities are investigating the incident, explains an Orange County car accident attorney


Costa Mesa accounted for 1 of the 101 fatalities and 991 of the 16,620 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic accidents in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the crash statistics of cities with similar populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place being the worst. That year, Costa Mesa ranked 3rd out of 56 cities for fatal and injury traffic accidents. 


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the two people who were injured in the crash involving multiple vehicles on the 405 Freeway yesterday a full recovery.


The Orange County Register originally reported this Costa Mesa collision.


Resources for accident victims, including books and articles on the process of pursuing an injury or a wrongful death claim, are available to the public free of charge.


If you would like to request one of the free resources, or to speak with an Orange County car accident attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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