A female driver died Thursday after she struck a light post on a freeway exit.
She was driving on the eastbound 91 a little before 4 p.m. She struck a light post on the Imperial Highway Exit. Police and emergency authorities quickly reported to the scene. She was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana. She sustained fatal injuries from the collision.
The female driver was taken to Western Medical center in Santa Ana. She was pronounced dead at around 6:16 p.m. The driver has been identified as Elizabeth Vander Kooy, 21, of Yorba Linda. The exact cause of the accident has not been determined. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the accident. It was not clear why Elizabeth Vander Kooy lost control of the vehicle.
The Imperial Highway exit on the eastbound 91 is currently under construction, and it can be confusing for drivers unfamiliar with the exit. This exit has changed significantly over the past year, and it has been under constant construction. The exit is quite sharp and can be a difficult turn to make. There is also a significant amount of traffic in this area. The traffic and difficult turn can make this exit difficult. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that there will be any construction to make this exit safer.
There are many factors that can contribute to a car accident. Some of the most common car accident factors are mechanical failure, distracted driving, and impaired driving.
Mechanical failure is caused by defects and improper maintenance. Defects are often unavoidable and caused by car manufacturers. Car manufacturers will announce recalls and notify customers with defective cars. The manufacturer will also fix the defective car for frees. To keep up with recalls, you can sign up for a notification service on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.
Distracted driving is a very common problem. Any distraction during driving is potentially dangerous. Even changing the radio station could be dangerous. While your eyes are off the road, you could easily collide into another vehicle or even lose control of your vehicle. While driving, it is important to focus on the road.
Impaired driving often results in fatal accidents. Impaired drivers have difficulty focusing and delayed reaction time. If you know you may engage in drinking or other impairing activities do not drive. Ask a friend to drive for you. It is the safe and responsible thing to do.
If you or someone you love is in a car accident, contact a Yorba Linda car accident lawyer immediately.