ORANGE COUNTY, CA (May 10, 2022) – A crash that sent a car flying toward a home before catching fire was caught on the home’s outdoor security cameras.
Around 2:00 a.m. Friday on the 19000 block of La Loma Drive in Tustin, the speeding car crashed into a mailbox and flipped multiple times before crash-landing into the side of the home.
The car caught on fire, but the home remained mostly unharmed. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly when they arrived.
The Orange County Fire Authority said the driver and passenger were able to escape the car, with one of them suffering minor injuries and sent to the hospital in stable condition. The other passenger refused hospital treatment.
No one was home during the accident, and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Liability In Orange County Car Accidents
Despite improved safety measures for cars, motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the CDC, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Dangerous turns
- Poorly designed roadways
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. This is especially true for commercial drivers that work for a city. A number of collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21801, the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way traveling from the opposite direction close enough to pose a hazard.
There are a number of steps that should be taken after a car accident.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.
The family of any victim that has died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is essential that evidence is properly preserved after a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating An Orange County Car Accident
Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Do you need more information about an Orange County car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that anyone injured or suffering damages are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions.
Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.