Shortly before 5:40 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, two people were killed and two were injured in a crash on the 73 Freeway in Laguna Beach, reported the Orange County Register. While traveling southbound on the toll road, a landscaping truck with a trailer attached drove through a barrier on the Laguna Canyon Road off-ramp. Two of the male occupants of the truck were pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders transported two others to an area hospital to receive treatment for serious trauma. Witnesses, or anyone with information about the accident, are asked to contact California Highway Patrol officials at 949-559-7888.
Laguna Beach accounted for none of the 71 fatalities and 156 of the 17,031 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in Orange County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Orange County 26th out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury collisions in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
California law provides recourse through the civil justice system for those who have been injured or lost loved ones in traffic accidents. To learn more about the personal injury and the wrongful death claims process after an auto accident please call 866-981-5596.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the two men who were killed in the crash on the 73 Freeway. We would also like to wish a full recovery to those who were injured.