Two separate Northern Orange County accidents happened this week, including one that resulted in a death, and another that hospitalized a motorcyclist.
Monday afternoon a man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Santiago Canyon Road when the truck he was driving crashed through a fence for unknown reasons.
At approximately 4:15 p.m. emergency respondents arrived to the site at 4600 block of Santiago Canyon Road, just east of Irvine Lake, CHP Officer Troy Christenson told reporters. They had heard reports that a Toyota Tacoma had gone through a fence and off the side of the roadway.
By the time firefighters arrived at the scene they found that bystanders were trying to extricate the driver of the pickup truck from the wrecked vehicle, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said.
Officials pronounced the driver, a 52-year-old man, dead at the scene, Concialdi said.
Investigators are still working on the case. They are gathering information from the time of the accident, as it is wasn’t immediately clear what caused the driver of the pickup to lose control of the vehicle. So far, there are no reports of other vehicles being involved in the accident.
The body will have to be taken to the Coroner’s where they will investigate if the death was caused by any health factors.
Earlier that morning, a motorcyclist was hospitalized after crashing into the back of a car on the southbound 57 freeway near Ball Road in Anaheim.
The crash was reported at around 7:20 a.m. and it blocked the carpool and left lane for about half an hour. When emergency officials arrived on the scene they found an injured motorcyclists, a wrecked motorcycle, and in front, a damaged coupe. California Highway Patrol told reporters that the motorcycle crashed into the back of a Honda coupe.
Paramedics with the Anaheim Fire Department promptly treated the motorcyclist at the scene, and then took her to a local trauma center via ambulance.
During the investigation, the driver of the Honda, who was not injured, stayed on scene to cooperate with officials.
By 8 a.m. all of the lanes were reportedly cleared and opened for traffic to flow through once again.
Northern Orange County accidents can happen anytime. If you were injured in one, see a medical professional to get treatment for your injuries. As medical expenses can quickly stack up, it is important that you collect monetary compensation to cover those costs.
Having an Orange County personal injury lawyer on your side can help you get the compensation you are legally entitled to receive.