Irvine: I-5 Collision Between Honda and Prius Injured One
Posted on May 24, 2012
At about 6:40 a.m. on Thursday, May 24th, a collision between a Honda and a Toyota Prius on Interstate 5 in Irvine injured one person. While traveling in northbound lanes, the driver of the Honda attempted to pass another vehicle and crashed into the Prius, the impact sending the vehicle over the side of the road and into a ditch near Bake Parkway. Paramedics transported the driver to a hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a driver’s negligence causes a collision resulting in trauma, the driver may be obligated to compensate the victims for expenses related to their injuries,” explained an auto accident lawyer in Orange County.
Irvine accounted for 12 of the 101 fatalities and 1,118 of the 16,620 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic accidents that occurred in Orange County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, Irvine ranked 34th out of 56 cities for fatal and injury crashes in a California Office of Traffic Safety rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the driver of the Prius.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Irvine collision between the Honda and the Prius.
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