Posted by Chris Purcell on March 14, 2013
My last infographic on distracted driving covered the increasingly important concern of drivers talking and texting while driving in the state of California. My latest infographic, seen here, hits closer to home as I discuss car accidents specifically in Orange County, California.
In 2010, there were over 13,000 auto accidents in Orange County that resulted in injury. Six percent of these accidents involved a pedestrian injury of some sort. Drivers should keep this information in mind: California state laws give pedestrians the right of way and drivers are responsible to stop or yield at all crosswalks to allow pedestrians to cross the road. Pedestrians subject to injury are often children or the elderly, yet another reason to drive safely.
The auto accident infographic also reveals that Santa Ana and Anaheim were the Orange County cities with the most auto accidents in 2010. As a car accident attorney serving Santa Ana and Irvine, I have seen first-hand how car wrecks can impact individuals, friends, family members and other loved ones. I made this infographic to encourage awareness and safe driving on Orange County streets and roadways.
My infographic reveals some good news: Orange County fatalities from car accident collisions have decreased by almost 50% since 2001. If we choose to make safe driving a priority, we have the potential to further decrease this statistic for the benefit of everyone in our community.
Please feel free to share this infographic with any pedestrians, cyclists, passengers and drivers you know in the Orange County, California area. These statistics may inspire them to proceed with additional care and caution while on the road.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an Orange County car crash due to another driver’s negligence, you may benefit from legal representation. You may reach out to me here for more info.