Five Transported to Local Trauma Centers After Elderly Driver Plows Them Down
Driver Plows Through Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Fence Injuring Five – An elderly driver plowed through the fence at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater Saturday night, crashing into a police vehicle and several pedestrians. Nine people were tended to by paramedics and the Orange County Fire Department, and five people were transported to local trauma centers. There were no reported fatalities.
The vehicle vs. pedestrian car crash occurred before 7:00 p.m. near the front entrance gate of the concert venue on Irvine Center Drive. The driver hit a parked cop cruiser which was then pushed into a crowd of people picnicking on the grass area.
Traffic accident investigators with Irvine Police Department and the Orange County Fire Department are treating the pedestrian serious injury crash as a traffic collision. The man who was driving the white sedan was not arrested. His airbag was deployed during the impact of the crash with the police cruiser. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, and there was no evidence that the driver was intoxicated.
Many people ran to the aid of the accident victims. The concert started on time, but the conductor called for a moment of silence prior to the start. Investigators are asking any witnesses with information to come forward and help sort out the details.
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If you have been injured in a car vs. pedestrian car accident, you should consult with a car crash lawyer immediately. It is crucial to protect the evidence and your rights when dealing with the Insurance company adjusters. This can be a tricky process. Insurance adjusters try to steer the facts in their favor from the first moment of the process. Do not get taken advantage of by a biased insurance claims adjuster who is out to pay as little as possible on the claim. The Napolin Law Firm specically represents people injured in an accident, slip and fall, work on the job injuries, and civil rights violations. The Orange County pedestrian involving vehicle accident lawyers can be reached directly at (714)451-2006.
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