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Laguna Beach

 Volume 14, Issue 79  |  October 4, 2022

Fiery crash in the Canyon results in major injuries

An investigation is underway following a traffic collision in the Canyon resulting in major injuries and a vehicle fire on Wednesday afternoon, according to LBPD PIO Lt. Jim Cota. The collision snarled traffic on Laguna Canyon Road for about three hours.

At 3:27 p.m., Laguna Beach Police and Fire responded to a multiple-vehicle collision at Laguna Canyon Road and Canyon Acres Drive.

Fiery crash 1

Courtesy of LBPD

Multi-car collision in the canyon results in vehicle fire and major injuries

“Officers arrived and discovered there were six vehicles involved, and two were engulfed in flames,” Lt. Cota said.

“Four persons were transported to Mission Hospital – Mission Viejo with major injuries. Traffic was diverted, and one lane in each direction was opened for the majority of the time.”

According to Lt. Cota, Motor officers (traffic) will be conducting the investigation, but the initial assessment is that one vehicle (party believed to be at fault) was traveling at an excessive speed, crossed over the center median, and caused the multi-car crash. 

Fiery crash 2

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Courtesy of Celine Macmillan

The aftermath on Wednesday

This incident is still under investigation, and specific details are still being sorted out.


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