A 10-car pileup on the Pacific Coast Highway in Orange County resulted in the deaths of three people. The collision, caused by a speeding Ford Taurus, caused the roadway to be shut-down then reopened 10 hours later. The Ford Taurus driver, a 27-year-old from Newport Beach, was killed due to crossing into the opposite lanes of traffic. Her car smashed into a Toyota Prius, Ford Taurus, and Toyota Tacoma pickup.
A 49-year-old from Laguna Nuguel and 69-year-old from Santa Ana inside the pickup were killed. Three others were treated for injuries including a motorcyclist. Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the deadly Newport Beach car accident.
According to news reports, ten cars altogether were involved in the collision. Some cars overturned and their occupants were trapped inside. One of the drivers reported the oncoming car crashed into the car in front of him, then became airborne. The crashes occurred on a section of the PCH called the West Coast Highway. The roads were filled with cars at the time due to people going to the beach. The crash is currently being investigated by the Newport Beach Police Department. As a Newport Beach personal injury lawyer, I hope those injured will heal quickly and my heart is with the families involved in this tragedy. If you or a loved one were hurt in an accident, I recommend consulting with a car accident lawyer Newport Beach.