Costa Mesa: Woman Ran Red Light, Causing Crash on Harbor Boulevard


At about 7:43 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, a woman ran a red light, causing a crash at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Sunflower Avenue in Costa Mesa. While traveling eastbound on Sunflower in a white Ford Explorer SUV, a 58-year-old woman from Huntington Beach failed to stop when the light changed and broadsided an Infiniti G35 sedan that was heading northbound on Harbor at the time. Emergency responders transported the driver of the SUV to an area hospital. She was subsequently cited for a red-light violation. The 51-year-old Newport Beach woman in the sedan was also taken to the hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident.

“When one motorist’s negligence results in an crash that injures another, the victim may file a personal injury claim against the motorist in order to be compensated for the expenses associated with his or her recovery,” explained a Costa Mesa auto accident lawyer, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”

Costa Mesa accounted for 2 of the 71 fatalities and 851 of the 17,031 injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents that occurred in Orange County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Traffic signals and signs were a primary collision factor in 112 of the fatal and 12,799 of the injury accidents that occurred in the state that year.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the woman who was injured in the crash on Harbor Boulevard caused by the motorist who ran the red light. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the motorist.

The Daily Pilot originally reported this Costa Mesa crash.

Additional information on the injury claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.

If you would like to request a free book or article, or to speak with a Costa Mesa auto accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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