Santa Ana Fatal Car Accident Claims Life of Costa Mesa Man
A 50-year-old man was killed in a Santa Ana car accident, leaving behind a seven-month-old baby with critical injuries (the baby was in the vehicle at the time of the accident).
According to information published by The Press-Telegram, the fatal automobile accident happened on Bristol Street in Santa Ana when a Ford Taurus (driven by a young woman) crossed the center line and entered into oncoming traffic where it struck the victim’s automobile head-on.
Another vehicle was also involved in the automobile accident, but there were no injuries to be reported. Due to the severity of the accident, the man in the vehicle that was struck was pronounced dead immediately upon the arrival of emergency medical services.
The seven-month-old baby that was also in the vehicle was hospitalized in critical condition, and the mother of the child (also in the vehicle at the time of the crash) was hospitalized as well.
It is still unclear as to why the female driver left her lane of traffic and entered into oncoming traffic, and it is not yet known if drugs or alcohol played a role in this Santa Ana fatal car accident. Police have not yet notified the public as to whether or not the woman will be cited for the collision.
Santa Ana Car Accident Statistics
Unfortunately, there are a significant amount of similar auto accidents in Santa Ana each year. According to details provided by the California Highway Patrol in a research study conducted in 2009, 13 people were killed in that year alone with 993 injuries stemming from Santa Anna car accidents.
In that same year, more than 141 people lost their lives and more than 13,000 individuals were injured when they were involved in car accidents in Orange County. These numbers are only trending upward; Santa Ana car accident rates are higher than they’ve ever been and are only getting higher.
What Causes Fatal Car Accidents?
There are many leading factors behind the causes of car accidents, some of which combine to create a dangerous mix of situations. Some people are texting, some people are speeding, some people fall asleep at the wheel, some people are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and some people just flat out lose control of their vehicle due to reasons completely out of their control such as mechanical issues.
How to Protect Yourself From Liability if You Were in a Santa Ana Car Accident
In most instances (especially in California, which is a tort or “at-fault state), there is going to be some type of liability issue stemming from a Santa Ana car accident. In order for an individual involved in the accident to receive compensation, they must be able to prove that another party was at fault.
If you have been involved in a Santa Ana car accident (or know someone who has), it is recommended that you find the best Santa Ana personal injury lawyer for your case. Maryam Parman’s team at Avrek Law has recovered more than $1 Billion for clients in over 45,000 cases. Contact us today – we’re here to help!