Two young men in their twenties were seriously injured in a Santa Ana car accident. According to ABC 7 News, the young men were riding in a white Acura when it hit a semi-truck head on. The collision occurred in the middle of the day, near West McFadden Avenue and South Harbor Boulevard.
Video of the accident was discovered from a nearby surveillance camera—the video shows the Acura fly head-on into a semi-truck traveling the opposite direction and then land on its roof. After the incident, “than a dozen good Samaritans then rushed over and worked together to flip the car over.” After the crowd worked together to flip the Acura off its roof and back onto its tires, “firefighters had to use heavy machinery to free the men, who are still hospitalized.” The semi-truck driver was uninjured.
The big question under investigation in this case is: what caused the Acura to lose control and fly into the semi-truck? The video only shows the Acura hitting the semi-truck head-on, and so police are investigating what lead up to this crash. As of now, police believe that another truck “struck the Acura as the driver tried to make a left turn into a store.” Officers believe that when this truck clipped the Acura, it caused the car to flip and lose control, sending it into the path of the oncoming semi-truck.
In a case like this, it is very important to determine who was at fault for the accident. While initially it may seem as if the Acura driver was at fault, it now seems as if the truck that hit the Acura was at fault for causing this Santa Ana head-on collision. This determination of fault is so important, because it also determines who will be responsible for compensating the two young men for their serious injuries. Instead of having to cover the cost of their car on their own, the two young men can bring a personal injury claim against the truck driver that caused their accident for financial recovery for their expenses.
Anytime a car accident occurs, it is crucial that the details of the crash be investigated. If you have been injured in a car accident, be sure to reach out to an experienced Santa Ana car accident attorney—an attorney can help investigate the situation to show that you were not at fault for your injuries and thus should be compensated by the driver (typically through their insurance) that did cause the accident. By bringing a personal injury claim against the driver responsible, you can get compensation for your medical expenses, recovery expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering that resulted from your injuries.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of another driver’s actions, Walch Law is here to help you. We understand the pain and financial burden that comes when a Southern California car crash results in serious personal injuries. Our Santa Ana car accident attorneys are very experienced in representing car crash victims and their families. Call us today at 866-465-8792 or contact us online for a free case consultation!