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Irvine: Car Crashed into North Lake, Injuring Two

Posted on Mar 01, 2014

At about 9 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014, a car crashed into Irvine’s North Lake, injuring two people, reported the Orange County Register. While traveling southbound on Yale Avenue, the driver failed to turn left or right onto Yale Loop and drove through a small wall and a chain barrier before crashing into the water. Rescuers arrived to find the car upside down and underwater and two male occupants outside of the vehicle. They suffered moderate trauma and were transported to an area hospital. Authorities are investigating if drugs or alcohol were contributing factors to the accident. 


Motor vehicle accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 845 people in Irvine in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. Forty-nine of the crashes that resulted in injury or death occurred between the hours of 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m. The OTS ranked Irvine 36th out of 55 cities with populations of between 100,001 and 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury accidents in a ranking system in which 1st place is considered the worst.


Passengers who are injured in motor vehicle crashes may hold the at-fault driver liable for the expenses associated with their recoveries, such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For more information on pursuing a personal injury claim, please call 888-752-7474 or complete our online contact form.


Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the two people who were injured in this crash. 

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