Cars Collide on I-5 Connector to the 55

A three car collision shut down the I-5 and 55 connector for an hour on Monday morning.

A Dodge Challenger collided with a Kia Soul. At least one car was sent flying into the center divider. As a result of the crash, the California Highway Patrol shut down the transition road was closed for an hour at approximately 8:40 a.m.  Firefighters help get the injured people from the car.

The road was re-opened approximately an hour later around 9:45. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured. Two of the people in accident were taken to the hospital. One of the victims had moderate injuries.  Locals say that this is a very busy road. Accidents have also happened on this road before.

The holiday is season is happy joy-filled time of the year. However, accidents dramatically increase during this time. It is important to remember to drive safely! Weather conditions and increased distractions make difficult driving conditions. Remember to drive slower in the rain. Drivers must always use headlights and windshield wipers to improve visibility. It is also important to leave a proper distance between you and the car in front of you. Avoid driving in water if possible.

This accident happened during prime commuting hours. Commuting to work in traffic can be tiring, boring, and long. It is incredibly for drivers to focus on the road, while driving. It is too easy for drivers to surf the internet, text, and use their mobile devices while driving, but distracted driving is very harmful. According to National Transportation Safety Board, in 2010, approximately 3,100 people were in traffic fatalities involving distracted drivers. The National Transportation Safety Board also states that text messaging while driving increases a crash risk by 23 times. Please remember these statistics while driving to and from work. A text message may only distract a driver for a few seconds, but it only takes a few seconds for two cars to collide.

Car accidents can be incredibly traumatic. They result in car repair bills, medical bills, and other damages.  If you are a victim of a car accident, there are legal resources available to help you through this difficult time. An expert car accident lawyer can help you seek damages and guide you through all the legal proceedings.

The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi has handled many car accident cases. Our experienced Orange County Car Accident lawyers are ready to help you through your recovery process. We hope that you never have to experience the trauma of a car accident, but if you ever find yourself in this situation, we are ready to help. Please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation. There will be no charges until your case is won. That is how much we believe in the quality of our service.