On Saturday, October 23, 2010, a multiple car crash took place on the 405 freeway in Orange County. Authorities say that the Irvine car accident occurred around 8:30 a.m. near the Culver Drive exit.
At least nine vehicles were involved in this early morning Irvine car crash, including a California Highway Patrol (CHP) vehicle and a semi truck that jackknifed. Police continue to investigate this accident, as they officially do not know if the wet weather factored into this series of collisions.
Sadly, three people were seriously injured and transported to area hospitals for medical care. In one car, a woman and girl had to be cut out of their vehicle, and were found to be in critical condition. They were transported to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana. Unfortunately, their dog died in the wreck.
In another car, a male driver was partially thrown from his vehicle and then taken to University of California Irvine Medical Center in critical condition. In a different vehicle, a woman was found with minor injuries.
Authorities had to close down the northbound 405 freeway for approximately 30 minutes, reopening the two middle lanes around 9 a.m. and the remaining lanes after 10 a.m.
This serious O.C. crash is still being investigated to determine the cause of the wreck.
We are saddened to hear about this crash, and wish the victims of the accident a quick and full recovery.