Garden Grove: Two Vehicles Struck, Seriously Injured Pedestrian Gregory Martin
Posted on Dec 29, 2011
Shortly before 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28th, two vehicles struck and seriously injured pedestrian Gregory Martin in Garden Grove. The accident occurred near the intersection of West Street and Acacia Avenue when a Dodge Magnum hit Martin and fled the scene. Martin was then struck by an SUV and dragged for more than 700 feet along West Street until the driver finally stopped the vehicle at Garden Grove Boulevard. Paramedics transported Martin to a local hospital in critical condition. The driver of the SUV remained at the scene for questioning, while investigators located the Magnum, which had been abandoned in Santa Ana. Authorities are investigating the accident, explains an Orange County injury attorney.
Garden Grove accounted for 4 of the 41 fatalities and 47 of the 914 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents in Orange County 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, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings. First place is considered the worst. That year, Orange County placed thirteenth out of fifty-eight counties for pedestrian safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish Gregory Martin, the pedestrian who was struck by two vehicles and seriously injured last night, a full recovery.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Garden Grove accident.
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