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Santa Ana: Placentia Man Injured in Car Accident During Police Chase


Posted on Mar 03, 2012

Shortly before 11 a.m. on Friday, March 2nd, a 41-year-old Placentia man was injured in a car accident during a police chase in Santa Ana. While patrolling near McFadden Avenue and Fairview Street, police became suspicious of a black Cadillac Escalade. The driver did not comply with their indication to pull the vehicle over, and a pursuit ensued. Near the Santa Ana River Trail, the Escalade swerved into opposing lanes of traffic on McFadden Avenue, crashing head on with a Nissan coupe. The Placentia man driving the vehicle suffered a dislocated hip, fractured leg, and a concussion in the accident, and the occupants of the Escalade were also injured. Police arrested the driver of the Escalade on suspicion of felony evading, possession for sale of rock cocaine, felony drunk driving, and two outstanding DUI warrants, explains an auto accident lawyer in Orange County

Santa Ana accounted for 2 of the 101 fatalities and 1,625 of the 16,620 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic accidents in Orange County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. In 2010, traffic fatalities in the state decreased by 11.9 percent, from 3,081 in 2009 to 2,715.

All of us would like to wish the Placentia man who was injured in the car accident during the police chase a full recovery.

The Orange County Register originally reported this Santa Ana accident.

Resources for accident victims and their families, including books and articles on the process of pursuing an injury 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 lawyer in Orange County, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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