Not long before noon on Saturday, November 6th, a reckless driver ran three red lights while traveling west in a 2010 Ford Fusion on West Ball Road in Anaheim, colliding first with a Nissan Altima at South Knott Avenue and then with a Toyota at West Ball. Three of the occupants in the Altima were hurt, including a 3-year-old girl who was seriously injured; two of the Toyota’s passengers were also injured and taken to a nearby hospital. The driver of the Fusion sustained minor injuries and told investigators that he failed to stop for the lights because he was agitated with traffic, explains an Orange County injury lawyer.
Anaheim accounted for 21 of the 152 fatal and 2,018 of the 13,414 injury traffic collisions that occurred in Orange County in 2008, according to the California Highway Patrol’s accident statistics. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration classifies a passenger vehicle as a motor vehicle weighing less than 10,000 pounds and includes passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs in this category. In 2008, 94% of the 10,111,000 vehicles involved in police-reported crashes were passenger vehicles, resulting in 25,000 fatalities and 2.35 million injuries.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the 3-year-old girl and the other victims of the collision caused by the reckless driver last Saturday a full recovery.
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