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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.

Newport Beach Motorcyclist Dies in Fatal crash

A male motorcyclist was killed early Saturday morning in a fatal motorcycle crash.

The motorcyclist has been identified as Ammar Sherbini, 31, of Santa Ana. He was riding his motorcycle at around 2:40. Sherbini was riding on West Coast Highway, west of Superior Avenue. Investigators believe he lost control of his motorcycle. Sherbini collided into narrow raised center divider. He was then thrown from his bike into a palm tree in the center divider. The bike came to a stop several hundred feet from the point of impact. No other vehicles or people were involved in the accident.

Sherbini was found dead at the scene. His injuries were quiet severe. Investigators said there was no initial evidence that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. Excessive speed may have been a contributing factor, but investigators have not discovered the exact cause of the crash.

Police closed down all six of the southbound lanes of West Coast Highway. Only one northbound lane was left open. The Coast Highway was closed for several hours after the crash. It was not reopened by 7:30 a.m.  Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the accident.

Motorcycle accidents are often fatal.  Motorcyclists have little protection. In the event of an accident, motorcyclists are often thrown from their bike. Motorcyclists only have body gear and a helmet to absorb the impact from a crash.  A motorcyclist can also be difficult to see on the road. Motorists often have trouble seeing motorcycles.

Motorcyclists need to take extra precaution to protect them on the road. It is important for every motorcyclist to wear a helmet and eye protection. Helmets can prevent or minimize major head injuries. Eye protection improves motorcyclists’ vision. Motorcyclists should also invest in brightly colored protective gear. The bright colors make motorcyclists more visible on the road. Motorcyclists should be especially careful riding at night or in the early morning.

If you are ever injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to stay calm. Take pictures of the accident. Exchange information with everyone involved in the accident. You should also get any witnesses’ information. Call the police and your insurance agent. The police will keep the situation calm, and an officer will file a police report. You will want to get a copy of this police report.

If you are seriously injured, you should also contact a Newport Beach motorcycle accident lawyer. The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is fully prepared to handle any motorcycle accident. Our legal team works with a group of experts, medical professionals, and investigators. Contact the Law Offices of Dara Khajavi for a free consultation.

Irvine Attorney Arrested for Alleged Man Slaughter in Bicycle Accident

An Irvine attorney has been arrested in connection with a bicycle accident that occurred in March. She is being held under suspicion of manslaughter of the Rancho Santa Margarita man, who is remembered by friends as “caring.”

Attorney Hasti Fakhrai-Bayrooti, 40-years-old, was booked into county jail on Tuesday. Officials reported that she is suspect of being under the influence of prescription drugs at the time of the crash.

Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators said that the Irvine attorney was behind the wheel of a 2003 Acura when she hit bicyclist Eric Billings along Santa Margarita Parkway on March 15. She allegedly drifted into the bicycle lane and slammed into Billings.

At the scene officials released Fakhrai-Bayrooti after the accident but pending blood test results. Sheriff Department’s Major Accident Reconstruction Team stayed behind to conduct the investigation.

After reviewing the result of the investigation, District Attorney’s Office has filed charges of vehicle manslaughter while intoxicated against Fakhrai-Bayrooti. After the arrest warrant was filed, she was taken into custody.

She was released Wednesday at 7:22 a.m. after posting bail.

Driving while impaired unnecessarily risks the wellbeing of others on the road and can lead to serious consequences. If you need to take get somewhere via automobile after taking medications that can alter your state of mind, don’t drive and get someone else to get behind the wheel.

Allowing a sober, non-medicated driver to get behind the wheel will reduce the chances of you being in an automobile accident and will keep you from endangering others on the public road. Even if you have to spend money on a taxi, go ahead and make the expense. It will be less expensive than having to pay for the consequences of an automobile accident or personal injury.

Dara Khajavi Irvine personal injury lawyers have what it takes to represent clients who were involved in an automobile accident. If you or someone you know were injured in an automobile accident, give us a call. We offer free consultations and are looking forward to speaking with victims about their personal injury accident.

Over the years our lawyers have handled countless of cases and to their success, have earned millions of dollars in compensation for their clients, resulting in peace of mind.

There are legal options for your situation. Don’t hesitate, call us today!

5-Vehicle Crash Closed Southbound 5-Freeway

A five-vehicle crash forced officials to close the southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway Monday morning. They said that a motorcyclist was injured in the crash.

At approximately 10:35 a.m. California Highway Patrol received reports of the freeway crash and along with firefighters rushed to assist the injured.

The multi-vehicle wreck occurred at the Magnolia Street exit. It involved a motorcycle, two Honda Civics, a Nissan Altima and a Ford Taurus. CHP Officer G. Fithiam, told reporters that the rider of a BMW motorcycle was the only person injured and was taken to a hospital but the degree of the motorcyclist’s injuries were not disclosed.

Officials shut down the carpool lane, left lane, and off-ramp until 11:30 a.m. as CHP officers investigated the site.

There were no reports of arrests or intoxicated drivers, and the crash is still under investigation.

You never know exactly when you are going to be hurt in an accident. You could follow a list of safety precautions, follow the laws of the road, and be aware of your surroundings, but you simply don’t have control over how others operate their motor vehicles. If you do end up getting involved in a collision, you need to have a lawyer on hand that will be able to assist you in your time of need.

Knowing which personal injury lawyer to call can save you many headaches and dollars. When the day comes and you are injured, be in an automobile accident or on a slip-and-fall, you are going to need someone next to you who could help you get financial compensation while you get better. A Fullerton personal injury lawyer can help you gain the compensation you need from insurance companies and parties that are responsible for your injuries.

Depending on the injury, it may be important to get prompt medical attention. For some injuries, the faster a qualified physician takes a look at them, the lesser the repercussions of an injury tend to be. It is common for people who were involved in a collision and were injured, twenty years ago, to complain about the same injury the received then, simply because they did not have timely medical attention from a quality physician.

Don’t hesitate on getting legal help for your automobile accident. There are certain time limits on car accidents and it is important to contact an attorney with experience as soon as possible if you are thinking of filing a claim.

Laguna Beach Officer in Fatal Crash

Laguna Beach Officer was killed in a crash involving a pickup truck late Saturday.

Jon Coutchie was a 41 year old motorcycle officer. He was travelling northbound on South Coast Highway. Coutchie was trying to find a motorist who had been reported speeding.  Unfortunately, he was broadsided when a GMC pickup attempted to turn onto Cleo Street. The accident took place at around 11:30 p.m.

The GMC pickup truck was attempting to make a left turn. The driver collided into Coutchie’s Honda ST 1300. Coutchie was thrown from the motorcycle. Two officers reported to the scene of the accident. By the time the officers reported to the scene, Coutchie had already succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the pickup was a 20 year old. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident. Investigators questioned the driver, and he was released. Police do not believe alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash. The California Highway Patrol is investigation the crash. It is not clear whether Jon Coutchie had his lights or siren on.

Coutchie is the first Laguna Beach officer to die in the line of duty since 1953. Before he was a police officer, he served as an U.S. Army Ranger. He was a ranger from 2003 to 2007. Coutchie joined the military after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and he served two tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Coutchie was given an honorable discharge.

He started working as a part-time jailer at the Laguna Beach Police Department. The Laguna Beach Police Department sponsored him through the Goldenwest Police Academy in 2008. He became an officer in 2009. Captain Jason Kravetz described Coutchie has a hard working officer who was passionate about his job.

Coutchie was well liked in the department. The department is a small department of 47 police officers and 40 non-sworn staff members. This death was a shock to the whole department. The department created a makeshift memorial of flowers, balloons, and an American flag were erected near the scene of the crash. Coutchie is survived by his parents, brother, stepsister, and girlfriend.  The accident took place 11 days before Coutchie’s 42nd birthday.

If you are ever in a motorcycle accident, contact a Laguna Beach motorcycle accident lawyers. Motorcycle accidents are often serious and even fatal. A Laguna Beach motorcycle accident lawyer will make sure you are fairly compensated for all the damages.



Alcohol May be Involved in Fatal Westminster Crash

A 32 year old Anaheim male was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI after he was involved in a fatal car crash early Tuesday.

The collision took place at McFadden Avenue and Brookhurst Street in Westminster. Police reported to the scene at around 1:11 a.m. A white Nissan Frontier truck and a red Honda Civic collided at the intersection. Police believe that the driver of the Nissan, Emmanuel Garibay, broadsided the Honda Civic. Investigators believe that Garibay was heading southbound on Brookhurst. The Honda Civic was heading westbound on McFadden Avenue. One of the vehicles ran a red light, and the vehicles collided.

There were no passengers in either vehicle. The driver of the Honda civic was fatally injured in the accident. He had to be cut out of the wreckage of the Honda. He was later identified as Joey Nungaray, 27, of Fountain Valley. Nungaray was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange for treatment. He was later pronounced dead before 2 a.m.

Garibay also sustained injuries but minor ones. He was taken to UCI Medical Center to be treated. Garibay was then booked at the Orange County Jail on suspicion of drunken driving. The bail was set at $100,000. More details about Garibay’s arrests are not known.

Authorities are still working on investigating the crash and its cause. Investigators are still trying to determine which vehicle failed to stop at the red light. It is still not clear why one of the vehicles failed to stop.  Investigators do believe that alcohol was a factor in the collision.

Drunken driving is incredibly dangerous. In 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, reported that 9,878 died in drunken driving crashes. According to the NHTSA, one in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash. Drunk drivers have delayed response, impaired vision, and poor decision making.

Accidents involving drunken drivers are often serious or even fatal. Drunken drivers are reckless drivers. Injuries sustained from car accidents may be incredibly painful. If you are ever injured in a car accident involving a drunken driver, you should contact a Westminster car accident lawyer. A car accident lawyer will make sure you are fairly represented.

The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is fully prepared to handle any case. We work with a specialized team of lawyers, investigators, and doctors. 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.