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Santa Ana: One Person Injured in Crash on 55 Freeway


Posted on May 11, 2012

Shortly after noon, one person was injured in a collision involving multiple vehicles on the 55 Freeway in Santa Ana. The crash occurred near Edinger Avenue, blocking the two left lanes of the northbound side of the freeway for about 90 minutes. Paramedics transported the injured person to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana. Authorities are investigating the accident. 

“When a motor vehicle collision causes injury, the at-fault driver may be held liable for the expense of the victims’ recovery,” explained an auto accident attorney in Orange County,” including medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.” 

Santa Ana accounted for 2 of the 101 fatalities and 1,625 of the 16,620 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic collisions throughout Orange County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Comparing the accident data of 13 cities with populations of more than 250,000 residents, the California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Santa Ana 6th for fatal and injury collisions, which is about average considering that 1st place is the worst a city can receive. 

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the person who was injured in the crash on the 55 Freeway today.

The Orange County Register originally reported this Santa Ana collision.

Resources for accident victims and their families, 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 these free resources, or to speak with an auto accident attorney in Orange County, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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