Two Fatal Traffic Accidents In Orange County

Two separate accidents in Orange County on Tuesday night have taken two lives and left three others injured, one in critical condition.  In the City of Orange, a passenger in a Honda Civic was killed after being hit head-on by a Toyota Highlander on Lincoln Avenue near the intersection with Tustin Street.  According to the article in the Orange County Register, the driver of the Highlander was traveling eastbound on Lincoln before it veered into opposing traffic, hitting the Civic head-on.  The male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, and both drivers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.  The police are asking witnesses to the accident to call investigators at 714-744-7460

See the Orange County Register article, photographs and video HERE.

In the second Orange County accident, a 17-year-old Stanton boy was killed when struck from behind while helping to push a vehicle off the street in Anaheim.  The crash occurred at about 8:00 p.m. on West Cerritos Avenue near Magnolia Avenue.  The boy and an adult male were helping to push a Honda Civic out of the way because of street sweeping the following day.  A truck struck the boy and the Civic, but the adult was able to get out of the way.  The woman steering the Civic suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.  The boy was also taken to the hospital, UCI Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.  The driver of the Honda Ridgeline remained at the scene, and it is unknown whether driver error played any role in the happening of this tragic accident.

See the Orange County Register article, photographs and video HERE.

Just about two weeks, it was reported that the number of traffic fatalities had actually over the last few years, both here in Orange County and around the State.  The two cases above are a tragic reminder that seemingly senseless accidents are still happening with alarming frequency.  While we don’t yet know what caused the Highlander in the Orange accident to veer into opposing traffic, driver distraction or driver impairment via alcohol or drugs are potential causes.  Likewise, in the Anaheim accident, it is not known why the driver of the Highlander could not see the Civic and the two people pushing the car before colliding with deadly force.  Presumably it was dark in the area, but headlight illumination would be expected to reveal two pedestrians and a car ahead, in sufficient time to avoid an accident.

Compensation for the victims of serious or fatal traffic accidents should be an important concern for all Californians. When a driver carelessly causes a serious or fatal accident, they should be held accountable for the injuries and damages to the victim and their family.  An attorney with experience at handling Orange County traffic accidents can make a fair assessment of these claims.  Mr. Ralph has more than 20 years years of experience handling traffic accident cases.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a loved one been injured or killed in an accident caused by a careless or distracted driver?

Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above. This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter. A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

By |April 25th, 2012|Auto-Truck Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents|0 Comments

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