Monthly Archives: October 2013

Fatal Fullerton Crash

A possible drunken driver died in a police pursuit crash.

The collision took place after 2 a.m. early Wednesday. A taxi driver was driving an alleged intoxicated passenger. He was dropping of the passenger near Wilshire Avenue and Harbor Boulevard.  The passenger got out of the vehicle, and he went to the driver’s side and attacked the driver. The passenger then got into a silver Scion and sped off.

The taxi driver called the police to report the altercation. He followed the Scion driver until officers arrived. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it sped away. The officers engaged in a pursuit that lasted about a minute. About a mile away, the driver lost control. He attempted to make a turn at Ameridge and Roosevelt. He struck a palm tree, a parked car, and a house. The suspect was pronounced at the scene. No one was injured in the accident. The house did sustain some minor damage.

Police were on the scene for at least 5 hours after the accident. Emergency medical professionals tried to resuscitate him, but he did not recover.  Thankfully, no other individuals were injured in this accident.

If you are ever in a car accident, contact a Fullerton car accident lawyer. The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is fully prepared to handle any accident. Our excellent car accident lawyers can handle any kind of accident. Contact us today for a free consultation. Don’t worry if money is an issue. There are absolutely no charges until your case is won.

Hyundai Recalls 27,500 Genesis Sedans

The Korean manufacturer will recall about 27,500 Genesis sedans from the 2009-2012 model years for a breaking problem.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating the recalled cars since last Thursday. According to a Genesis spokesperson, the brake fluid, in these vehicles, may cause corrosion on brake control unit valves. A gel may build up on valves in the braking system, resulting a loss of brakes. This defect may reduce braking power. To fix this problem, dealers will replace the brake fluid. Some vehicles will have their control units replaced.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched the investigation because of complaints from 23 owners. Some owners reported brake pedal issues.  There have been reports of accidents related to this defect. Owners have also reported loss of control of the vehicle.  There are no reports of any injuries related to the defect.

Hyundai is fully cooperating with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s investigation. 69,000 Genesis models from these years were sold. About 60 percent of them have been repaired through a company service campaign. This company service campaign took place in March. Hyundai replaced brake fluid as part of a service campaign.

Owners of affected models will be notified of the recall by mail starting in November. Dealerships will provide a pickup service for affected cars.  Dealerships will also provide a loaner vehicle. Owners should call their local dealer to set up a time to get their car checked and repaired. The dealership will change brake fluid in cars and inspect electronic brake control modules.  The recall affects cars built from April 1, 2008 through March 16, 2012.

Thankfully, no one has been injured due to this defect. If you are ever injured in a car accident due to another individual’s negligence, you may want to hire an Orange County car accident lawyer. Car accidents can be quite serious. Injuries sustained from a car accident may require time away from work and extended physical therapy. Insurance may cover some of these costs, but a car accident lawyer can ensure that you receive maximum damages for your losses.

Contact the Law Offices of Dara Khajavi if you have any questions. Our expert car accident lawyers focus on negotiations so you can focus on your recovery.  Do not worry if money is an issue. There are absolutely no costs until your case is won. Call us today for a free consultation.

2 Dead in Violent Dana Point Crash

A four vehicle car accident on Coast Highway killed two people and hospitalized three more.

The accident took place on Sunday afternoon along the Capistrano Beach stretch of Coast Highway between Beach Road and Camino Capistrano. It was reported at 1:21p.m. There were four cars involved in the accident: a Volkswagen Jetta, Mini Cooper, Honda Civic, and a passenger van.

Investigators believe that the Volkswagen and the Mini Cooper were heading northbound on Coast Highway. The van and the Honda were heading southbound. Investigators believe the Volkswagen may have tried to pass the Mini Cooper, which may have contributed to the collision. A student driver was driving the Mini Cooper.

The Volkswagen Jetta was split in half in the accident. Pieces of the Jetta were strewn across the pavement. This vehicle sustained the worst damage in the accident.  Its occupants, a 43 year-old man and a 32 year-old woman died in the accident. Paramedics reported to the scene and found both victims dead. The two victims were a couple. There were no other victims in the car. The two victims are survived by a 10 month old daughter who was with her grandmother at the time of the accident. Names of these victims have not been released.

The van flipped on its side, leaving a 50 year-old woman and a 49 year-old man. One 53 year-old woman in the Civic was injured. The student driver, a 15 year-old boy, and instructor were not seriously injured in the accident. All survivors sustained moderate and non-threatening injuries. Survivors were treated at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. The student driver and instructor were treated by paramedics at the scene for mild injuries.

Coast Highway was closed between Camino Capistrano and Palisades Drive so that investigators could examine the scene and clean up the accident. It was later reopened at around 9 p.m.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the accident. The Orange County Sheriff Investigators are working diligently to investigate the accident. Speed may have been a factor. There was no reason to believe that alcohol or drugs contributed to the accident.

If you are ever in a car accident, contact a Dana Point car accident lawyer immediately. Damage from a car accident can be quite extensive. The injuries sustained from a car accident can be quite severe and long lasting. The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is fully prepared to take on any case. Call us today for a free consultation.


8 Vehicle Fatal Fullerton Crash

The fatal collision took place at around 4 p.m. on Thursday at Harbor Boulevard and Valencia Mesa Drive.

One person died in the accident. Five more people were injured. Officers reported to the scene at around 4 p.m. One man was found dead at the scene. Several people had to be taken to hospitals. They were taken to Western Medical Center Santa Ana and UCI Medical Center in Orange.  The accident took place near St. Jude Medical Center. Some victims were taken to St. Jude Medical Center.

Investigators believe the accident may have been caused by the driver of a yellow Ford F-150. The driver was driving on the wrong side of the road on Harbor Boulevard at a high rate of speed. According to witnesses, it seemed like the driver was intentionally driving on the wrong side of the road. The driver plowed into cars waiting at a red light. There were no skid marks or break marks, meaning the driver did not try to stop.

The impact caused the truck to catapult onto other vehicles. The driver died on impact. This collision resulted in a deadly pile up involving seven additional vehicles. Luckily, the collision took place in front of St. Jude Medical Center. Medical emergency professionals were able to report to the scene quickly. Injuries could have been more severe if the collision had taken place further away from the hospital. One crash victim was even able to walk to the emergency room. Witnesses also jumped into action and helped the victims of the crash. The current conditions of the victims are not known.

One of the victims was a paraplegic. None of the survivors sustained life-threatening injuries. Investigation into the collision is still ongoing. It is not clear whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the collision. The area where the crash occurred was closed to traffic for several hours.

The male driver has been identified as Adrian Davis of Brea. He was 57. The collision took place 6 days before his 58th Birthday. An autopsy will be performed on Adrian Davis to see if drugs or alcohol contributed to the accident. Police are looking for more witnesses. Anyone with information should contact the Fullerton Police Department.

If you are ever injured a car accident, you should contact a Fullerton car accident lawyer. Injuries sustained from car accidents can be quite severe. A serious injury can mean time away from work and loss of income. Insurance may cover some of the costs, but an insurance company will try to under compensate you. Car accident lawyers will negotiate with insurance to make sure you receive fair compensation. Let a lawyer do all the heavy lifting so you can focus on your recovery.

2 Dead in Fatal Westminster Motorcycle Crash

Two people riding on a motorcycle collided into a truck Monday night in Westminster.

The accident took place on Edwards Street south of Industry Way. The two victims on the motorcycle were heading north. The motorcycle was a 2001 Ducati motorcycle. At around 9 p.m., an asphalt truck, attempting to turn left, collided into the motorcycle.  The traffic collision took place near the west side of Westminster Mall.

There was a male and a female on the motorcycle. Both riders were thrown from the motorcycle. One of the motorcycle riders was pronounced dead at the scene. The other motorcycle riders were taken to UCI Medical center in Orange with major injuries. The female pronounced dead at the scene. The male rider died a short time later at UCI Medical Center. He was in surgery at the time of his death. Names of the riders have not been released. The drive of the truck has not been identified either.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene and was not injured. Police have not determined who was at fault for the accident. Investigators are examining the possibility of speed contributing to the accident. Both directions of Edwards were closed as investigators were examining the scene.

Motorcycle accidents are often quite serious. Motorcyclists have little to protect themselves in an accident. It is quite common for motorcyclists to be ejected from their vehicle in the event of an accident. If you are ever seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you should contact a Westminster motorcycle accident lawyer.

The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is fully prepared to handle any case. Our expert legal team works with a special team of investigators, doctors, and experts. Don’t worry if money is an issue. There are absolutely no charges until your case is won. We take care of all the costs so you can focus on your recovery. Contact us today for a free consultation.


Electrician Dies in Huntington Beach Fire

Brandon Orozco died Monday in a horrific accident in an underground vault in Huntington Harbour.

Orozco was part of a five member crew conducting scheduled maintenance. A fire broke out at around 12:15 in the underground electrical vault. The underground electrical vault is located in the 16200 block of Tisbury Circle near Mistral Drive. It is located on Humboldt Island.

The fire broke out when electricity suddenly began flowing through the fault. Orozco was the only member of the crew in the fault at the time. There were no other injuries reported.

Orozco’s body was removed from the vault at around 5:15 p.m. on Monday. When firefighters arrive to the scene, there was heavy smoke coming from the vault. It took the Huntington Beach and Anaheim fire departments five hours to enter the vault and retrieve Orozco’s body. After the fire was put out, the rescue workers had to wait for Edison to cut off power before entering the vault. Rescue workers had to test the vault air samples to make sure there were no more explosives in the area. The body was then transported to the Orange County coroner’s office.

The crew was from CAM Contractors Inc., a Southern California Edison subcontractor. The crew was contracted to work in the vault during a scheduled five-hour power outage. This is when the fire started. 350 customers were without power until 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Branzon Orozco was a union lineman for about three years. He worked for various electrical contractors. Orzoco had only been with CAM Contractors Inc., for about two months. His death was the first for CAM Contractors Inc.

Orozco is survived by his family. The Orozcos will have a viewing from 5 to 6 p.m. and a rosemary prayer service from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Rose Hills Memorial park in Whittier. On Monday morning, there will be a mass held at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Pasadena. The burial will be at Rose Hills on Tuesday. Residents affected by the power outage are collecting donations to help the Orozco family pay for funeral costs. If you are interested in donating, contact Michelle Abawi at (951)551-3441.

The cause of accident is still being investigated. Huntington Beach Fire Department investigators, Cal-OSHA, Edison, and CAM Contractors Inc. are working together to discover the cause of the fire.

If you have ever lost a loved one due to another individual’s negligence, contact a Huntington Beach wrongful death lawyer.

Vehicle Kills Pedestrian at University High School

A pedestrian involved in an Irvine car accident near University High School succumbed to his injuries after being transported to a hospital on Monday.

Medicals respondents arrived to the site at approximately 4:30 p.m. to give a 78-year-old man who was struck by a car medical attention.

The pedestrian allegedly ran across the roadway on at Campus Drive and Paseo Montoya and was attempting to cross Campus at the time of the accident. It was during this time that he was struck by the vehicle, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi told reporters.

Concialdi said that the force of the impact threw the man “a good distance.”

He suffered serious injuries at the time of the Irvine car accident and had to be transported to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he died from his injuries.

Officials want to notify the family of the victim before possibly releasing a name.

The accident remains under investigation. The driver operating the vehicle that hit the man remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. No immediate arrests or citations were reported.

Motor vehicle collisions can happen at any time and when they do happen, those involved are rarely prepared to deal with the issues that surround a crash.  We have seen that most victims lack the experience to deal with an insurance company on their own to get the fullest compensation possible and are often left exploited while the insurance company gets claims more revenue.

Insurance companies are trained to pay out as little as possible and if you were not at fault they tend to make you believe that you were responsible for the damages. This is costly and may result in you having to deal with the repercussions of the accident, sometimes for the rest of your life.

We work hard to get clients the highest compensation possible from their Irvine injury case. Using years of experience in handling personal injury cases, we make sure that every case we work on gets thoroughly inspected and receives the personal attention it deserves so that our clients are appropriately compensated for what they are entitled to receive. attorneys will fight for you. Don’t be stuck paying for an accident that was not your fault. Call our attorneys today. Call (877)782-3777 for a free consultation that could result in you getting the most compensation.