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Mission Viejo: Truck Struck, Injured Man Moving Disabled Vehicle

Posted on May 31, 2013

At about 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, a truck struck and injured a man moving a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 5 in Mission Viejo. The 29-year-old Pasadena man was pushing his red Pontiac on the northbound side of the freeway near Avery Parkway with the assistance of two Good Samaritans when a Ford F150 swerved onto the shoulder and hit him, the impact throwing him several feet. The Good Samaritans returned him to the shoulder to prevent further injury. He sustained serious trauma and was taken to a local hospital. The accident is under investigation. 


“After a traffic accident resulting in trauma, the victim may file a personal injury claim against the negligent driver in order to obtain compensation for recovery-related expenses,” explained Orange County injury lawyer James Ballidis. 


Throughout Mission Viejo, 243 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Twenty-seven of the crashes occurred between the hours of 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m. The OTS ranked Mission Viejo 81st out of 103 cities of a similar size for its incidence of fatal and injury collisions in a ranking 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 man who was struck by the truck and injured while moving his disabled vehicle.


The Orange County Register originally reported this Mission Viejo accident.


Additional information on the injury claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.


If you would like to request a free book or article, or to speak with an Orange County injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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