Shortly before 3 a.m. on Saturday, February 11th, a wrong-way driver caused a head-on freeway collision in Tustin. While traveling south on the northbound 55 Freeway in a Nissan sedan, the man crashed into a Volkswagen SUV, the impact causing the woman inside to suffer major trauma. She was transported to a local hospital, while the man was pronounced dead at the scene after being freed from the wreckage. Authorities are investigating the accident, explains an auto accident lawyer in Orange County.
Tustin accounted for 3 of the 101 fatalities and 453 of the 16,620 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic accidents in Orange County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with similar populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Tustin ranked 44th out of 104 cities.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who was killed in the wrong-way freeway collision in Tustin. We would also like to wish the woman who was seriously injured a full recovery.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Tustin accident.
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