Two Men In Their 20’s Were Critically Injured In A Car Accident Involving Two Trucks By The Intersection of McFadden Street and Riverview Market Place In Santa Ana
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA (May 21, 2019) – Two young men in an Acura were critically injured in a semi-truck accident not far from the intersection of McFadden Street and Riverview Market Place.
Santa Ana police are saying that the white Acura was clipped by another truck that was making a left turn into a store. The force of the impact sent the Acura over the center dividers and into the path of a semi-truck.
A group of good Samaritans worked to flip the Acura over. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the two victims. Both were transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Santa Ana police are asking anyone that way may seen the Santa Ana truck accident by McFadden Street and Riverview Market Place to contact them.
Liability In Truck Accidents
Truck drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles in a safe manner and keep an eye out for other drivers. But far too often fatigue sets and and drivers make mistakes. This is especially true with respect to left-turn collisions. Truck drivers intending to turn to the left are supposed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic. According to California Vehicle Code 21801:
“The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to the approaching vehicles until the left turn or U-turn can be made with reasonable safety.”
Any person that is injured due to the negligence of a driver making a left turn may have the ability to recover damages through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover a victim’s medical bills as well as lost wages and pain and suffering. A truck accident attorney can examine the specific facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims of this accident and their families. This should have never taken place. Anyone that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police department in Santa Ana. There needs to be some accountability for this tragedy.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We can investigate all aspects of your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened. Whether you need assistance with medical bills or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.