Shortly before 11 on Tuesday morning, a Chevrolet Impala and a Nissan Altima collided at the intersection of South Harbor Boulevard and Orangefair Mall in Fullerton. While neither driver sustained injuries from the car accident, authorities had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate a passenger from the Altima. The injured passenger was transported to a nearby hospital, explains an Orange County auto accident attorney.
Nationwide, the number of fatal and injury traffic collisions has decreased from 34,172 fatal crashes in 2008 to 30,797 in 2009 and 1,630,000 injury crashes in 2008 to 1,517,000 in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Moreover, passenger car occupant fatalities declined for the seventh consecutive year, and are at their lowest level since NHTSA began collecting fatality crash data in 1975. In 2008, Fullerton accounted for 4 of the 152 fatal and 743 of the 13,414 injury motor vehicle traffic collisions that occurred in Orange County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the passenger injured in Fullerton yesterday a full recovery.
The Orange County Register originally reported this car accident.
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