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2 Dead in Huntington Beach Crash

A single car crash in Huntington Beach left a man and woman dead.

Two people died in a fatal collision that took place at about 5:20 a.m. this morning. The collision took place at Ellis Avenue and Main Street. Investigators believe that the driver, driving a Honda sedan, was traveling westbound on Ellis Avenue at a high rate of speed. The driver failed to successfully execute a turn onto Main Street.

The Civic slammed into a tree. The force of the impact split the Civic into at least two pieces. There were no survivors. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.  Pieces of the vehicle were scattered up to 60 feet from the tree.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Investigators believe that speed may be a factor. The high speed may have made it difficult for the driver to maintain control during the turn. It is unclear whether drugs or alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. A Sig Alert was issued while crews worked on cleaning the crash. Traffic was routed away from the area during the investigation of the accident.

Victims have been identified. The identities of the victims have not been released, pending family notification.

If you are ever in a car accident in Huntington Beach, contact a Huntington Beach car accident lawyer. The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is fully prepared to handle any car accident. Our expert legal team is dedicated to you. We are on your side. Call us today for a free consultation. Don’t worry if money is an issue. There are absolutely no charges until your case is won.

4 Dead, 1 injured in San Clemente Crash

A solo car crash in San Clemente killed four people and seriously injured one person early Saturday.

The violent crash took place at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday on South El Camino Real. The vehicle was a white late model BMW. Investigators say that the BMW was headed south when it struck a light pole and a palm tree. The vehicle split in half and four people were ejected from the vehicle.

There were four deceased victims. These victims have been identified as 25-year-old Pablo Vargas Diaz, 26-year-old Martin Junior Nieto, 27-year-old Lucia Garcia Solis, and Louis Silva. All of the victims were residents of South Orange County. All of the victims grew up together. They were a close group of friends.

There was only one survivor. She was the front-seat passenger. The survivor was identified as 24 year old Josephine Garcia. She was airlifted to a local trauma center for treatment. Garcia is in serious condition but expected to survive.

Investigators believe that the driver and passengers may have been drinking. Speed may have also played a role in the accident.  The main cause of the crash is still under investigation. Investigators have not confirmed whether alcohol was a factor.

Two off duty Long Beach firefighter-paramedics happened to be nearby. These firefighter-paramedics helped the victims before the authorities arrived. Orange County Fire Authority paramedics arrived at the scene to help the victims.

Two tow trucks were needed to clear the wreckage. South El Camino Real was closed between the 5 freeway and Avenida Barcelona. The El Camino Real off ramp from the 5 southbound was closed as well. All roads were reopened around noon on Saturday.

Mourners have made a make shift memorial at the scene of the car crash. The victims were close friends. Relatives and friends of the victims have been visiting the makeshift memorial. The victims will be fondly remembered by all that survived them.

This crash was the first quadruple fatal accident since the 1960s. The Sheriff’s department began policing the area during this time.

If you are ever in a car accident, you should contact a San Clemente car accident lawyer.

Two Die in an Anaheim Crash

A fatal accident killed a 25 year old and 7 year old passenger.

The driver was a 41 year old woman. She was heading east on the 91 early Monday at around 12:40 a.m. The driver was arguing with a passenger, her boyfriend. At around Harbor Boulevard, the passenger, 25 year old Mario Lopez Alaniz, grabbed the steering wheel. The driver lost control of the vehicle.

The vehicle, a 2003 Isuzu, veered across eastbound lanes. It came to a stop when it drove into an embankment and hit a tree.

The driver sustained minor injuries. Lopez Alaniz was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. A second passenger, a 7 year old boy, was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange. He later died from his injuries. The boy has been identified as Angel Granados.

California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Officers will investigate whether alcohol was involved in the accident.

If you are ever in a car accident, contact an Anaheim car accident lawyer immediately. The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is fully prepared to handle any cases. We are on your side. We have your best interests at heart. The trauma from a car accident can be incredible. You should not have to worry about talking to insurance companies. We focus on negotiations so you can focus on your recovery.

Contact us today for a free consultation.  Don’t worry if you are having any money issues. There are absolutely no charges until your case is won.

Wrong Way Driver Causes Fatal Santa Ana Crash

A fatal collision left one dead and three seriously injured.

The collision took place at around 1:40 a.m. early Saturday on West McFadden Avenue near South Mohawk Drive.  A driver driving the wrong way crashed head on into a pickup truck stopped at a red light. The wrong way driver was driving a Nissan Sentra. He died in the accident. Three other individuals were injured in the accident.

Evidence suggests that the Nissan was traveling at high speeds going westbound on McFadden Avenue. There were two male passengers in the Nissan. The driver drifted into the eastbound lanes.  The car collided head on into a dark blue Chevy Silverado.

Orange County Fire Authority firefighters had to extricate all the occupants out of the Nissan. None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. The Nissan driver died at the scene of the accident. His front passenger was taken to Western medical Center. This passenger initially had critical injuries but is now conscious and coherent. The rear passenger was taken to UCI medical center in critical condition. The pickup truck driver was a 48 year old woman. She was taken to UCI Medical Center in serious condition.

The exact cause of the accident is under investigation, but alcohol may have contributed to the accident. Police found open containers of alcohol in the Nissan Sentra. He has been identified as 30 year old Andres Lopez. The other names of the victims have not been released.

This unfortunate accident seriously injured all the people involved. These victims may have a long and difficult recovery. They may have to go through extensive physical therapy and excruciating pain. The recovery process can also be quite expensive. Insurance companies can help to cover some of these costs, but a Santa Ana car accident lawyer can help you seek maximum damages for your losses.

The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is fully prepared to handle any case. Our excellent legal team has a very high success rate. Don’t worry if money is an issue. There are absolutely no charges until your case is won. Call us today for a free consultation.


Laguna Beach Crash Kills 2

A single vehicle crash on Laguna Canyon Road killed two men and injured two others.

The accident took place last Thursday afternoon on the Laguna Canyon Road off ramp from southbound 73. It was closed for 12 hours after the crash. At around 5:40 p.m., a 53 year old man was driving a Ford F650 struck a guardrail on the west edge of the off-ramp. The vehicle overturned and landed on its right passenger side.

There were three passengers in the vehicle.  A 42 year old Santa Ana man and 38 year old Stanton man were seated on the right side of the truck. They were both killed in the accident. A third passenger, a 39 year old Santa Ana man, was seated in the left rear area of the truck. He sustained major injuries. The driver also sustained major injuries. The two survivors were taken to Mission Hospital for treatment. Current status of the survivors is not known.  Everyone in the vehicle was wearing seatbelts.

One of the victims was identified as Esteban Dimas Alonzo. The other individuals in the car have not been identified. No other individuals were injured in the crash. The off ramp was closed for about 12 hours after the crash. It was later opened at 5 a.m. Friday morning. No arrests have been made. There is an ongoing investigation into the crash.

If you are ever in a car accident, contact a Laguna Beach car accident lawyer immediately. Survivors of car accidents often sustain serious injuries. Serious injuries may require extensive physical therapy and hospital time. These bills can really add up. You should not have to worry about paying your expenses.  This is why you should a car accident lawyer. A car accident lawyer focuses on all the paperwork and negotiations so you can focus on your recovery.

Contact a Laguna Beach car accident lawyer today. You deserve to be in perfect health. Do not postpone your recovery process any longer. Call us today for a free consultation. Do not worry if money is an issue. There are absolutely no charges until your case is won.

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.

Irvine Car Accident at Fast Food Drive-Thru

A Toyota Camry abruptly disrupted two young men who were about to place an order at a McDonald’s in Irvine. Allegedly while in a drive-thru, the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree and the vehicle the young men were ordering from.

William McCarthy, 22, and his cousin Tolga Eren, 25, were sideswiped while inside a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. It was approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday when the two men were waiting to order at the McDonald’s on 5445 Alton Parkway and the driver of a 2003 Camry came up fast behind them, jumped a curb, and slammed into a tree before colliding with their vehicle.

According to reporters, the Camry was damaged on the right front passenger side, bumper and windshield, in addition to the two airbags deploying.

Officials and emergency respondents were called to the scene. When they arrived, medical professionals tended to two women lying on a patch of grass adjacent to the McDonald’s, while police officers interviewed the drivers and witnesses.

Initially there was some confusion as to who was behind the wheel of the Camry. But after reviewing security footage, officials and McDonald’s employees confirmed who the driver of the Camry was.

The driver did not want to give his name to reporters, but he told police that he was an Arcadia resident. He was in Orange County with his wife and was on his way home after having picked up his daughter but they stopped at the fast food restaurant to grab a quick bite.

Police believed the man was not intoxicated or under the influence of any drug at the time of the accident and decided not to file a police report.

“Both of your insurances will handle this,” a police officer told the two drivers.

A young woman was transported to Hoag Hospital Irvine after complaining of some discomfort in her chest area, police said.

The man who did not want to give his name to reporters told officials that he was idle at the drive-thru lane before suddenly pressing down on the gas. He had the option to collide into the car directly in front of him but swerved towards the tree instead.

If were the victim of an automobile accident and were injured, then you need to speak with an Irvine car accident lawyer. You may be eligible for compensation that can cover the cost of you current and future medical bills and the other damages.


Midweek Orange County Freeway Ramp Closures

There will be two freeway ramp closures in South Orange County during the work week for road-maintenance work, per a Caltrans announcement made on Monday. These two closures follow the major freeway closures that have occurred over the past two weekends.

Caltrans is scheduled to strip and replace markers on the ramp. Motorists passing through San Clemente on Tuesday and Wednesday area are asked to reroute their course to avoid being stuck in traffic for an unnecessary amount of time.

Detour signs will be in place to alert motorists but if you want to plan ahead here is what you need to be on the lookout for:

  • On Tuesday the northbound Avenida Pico off-ramp will be closed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday the southbound Avenida Calafia on-ramp will be closed between 9 a.m. and noon. And the northbound Cristianitos Road on-ramp will be closed between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The last South Orange County freeway closure took place during the Ortega Highway Bridge demolition. It was part of an $86 million project to build a new interchange for Ortega Highway and I-5.

Although there were no accidents, there was one arrest of a man who drove a car across the California Highway Patrol’s barricade that was blocking traffic from entering the construction area on the freeway.

Traffic can irritate aggravated drivers, which makes for a hostile driving atmosphere. Being prepared to find an alternative route is crucial to reduce your chances of being in a San Clemente automotive accident.

If you are involved in an accident during the closure of the ramps and were hurt, contact a San Clemente injury lawyer for help.  You may be eligible for compensation that can help pay for the damages and injuries you may have encountered in an automotive wreck.

Being in a San Clemente motor vehicle wreck can be devastating physically and financially. If you were seriously injured, chances are you will have to pay hefty medical bills and you may be physically unable to perform your job duties.

Attorneys at Dara Khajavi Law Offices have helped their clients collect millions in compensation over the years. This compensation has helped clients pay for hospital bills, unexpected financial expenses, loss-of-income, and various other expenses.

Don’t be stuck trying to figure out who will pay for your damages after an accident, contact a San Clemente car accident lawyer at (877)782-3777 for a free consultation today!




San Juan Capistrano Ortega Highway Bridge and I-5 Freeway Closure

San Juan Capistrano City officials and community leaders have been preparing an $86 million project to build a new interchange for Ortega Highway and I-5 for years. The first full closure for Ortega Highway’s bridge and the freeway portion under it will occur overnight Friday and Saturday. Crews will have to get the job done under the strict time constraints or face hefty fines.

If you are planning to travel through the San Juan Capistrano area via the I-5 or Ortega Highway on August 2nd or the 3rd, you may want to reschedule or reroute, as the south side of the bridge that passes over the freeway will be demolished.

Working approximately eight hours each night, a crew of about 20 people will be gradually chipping away on the old bridge. But first they will have a 2-foot layer of crushed concrete laid under the bridge to protect the I-5, which will be closed in both directions from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

If Caltrans fails to abide by the schedule, they will be facing serious fines starting $1,700 for every 10 minutes during the first half-hour, then $2,600 every 10 minutes for the second half-hour and $3,400 every 10 minutes thereafter.

Crews prepared the southern portion of the bridge for demolition since its closure on June 1st. Over the next several months, that portion of the bridge will be rebuilt. Once that is completed, traffic will be switched to that side, and the process will be repeated on the north side.

Some residents are looking forward to the demolition and planned an unofficial watch party in the parking lot of the McDonald’s on Del Obispo Street, but organizer Jonathan Volzke said he wasn’t sure people were still interested.

“Obviously it dampened some of the enthusiasm when it got split into two days,” he told reporters.

According to Dave Richardson, spokesman for the California Department of Transportation, Caltrans scheduled the demolition over two nights instead of one to make sure they had enough time to get the job done safely.

He anticipates there will be some onlookers but doesn’t expect anyone to stick around long.

“It’s not the most exciting demolition to watch,” Richardson said. “They just peck away at it all night, and it’s loud.”

Construction zones can be dangerous places to drive a vehicle through and you can risk being in an accident. If you are injured in an accident during road construction and want compensation, contact a San Juan Capistrano car accident lawyer for more information.

Escaped Teen Involved in Deadly Las Vegas Car Crash to Be Tried in OC

Although Orange County Teen, Jean Soriano, was cleared in the alcohol-related car accident deaths of five people in Nevada, he still has to answer to criminal charges in Orange County for escaping a juvenile detention facility.

Orange County authorities asked authorities in Nevada to keep Soriano, an 18-year-old, in custody. They wanted him returned so he could face escape charges after the felony charges were dropped in Nevada accusing the teen of being the driver of a Dodge Durango that smashed into a minivan on Interstate 15, about an hour north of Las Vegas, on March 30.

On Monday, Soriano pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges of escaping but Judge Karen L. Robinson set bail at $40,000. A jury trial on the escape charges was set for Aug. 19.

Results from blood tests taken by officials in Nevada showed the Soriano, who was on the run from Orange County, was intoxicated at the time of the accident. He told authorities that he was the driver of the vehicle that crashed into the minivan, but DNA tests on blood found in the vehicle showed the driver was Alfredo Gomez, not Soriano.

Further into the investigation, law enforcement officials and Clark County prosecutors learned that Soriano confessed under threat of intimidation by Gomez, who claimed to be the passenger. Authorities believed that Gomez was the passenger and therefore was not tested for drugs or alcohol. Now, Gomez’s whereabouts are not known.

Killed in the crashed were Genaro Fernandez, 42, of Norwalk; Maria Belen Fernandez, 53, of Lynwood; and Raudel Fernandez-Avila, 49, Angela Sandoval, 13, and Leonardo Fernandez-Avila, 45, of East Los Angeles.

Information pertaining to the events that landed Soriano in Orange County’s Youth Guidance Center and how long he was there before his escape on March 1st were not made available to the public.

Last year six employees were fired and another seven were suspended after officials found several security lapses in the Santa Ana Juvenile Hall. Traditionally, the center treats juveniles with substance-abuse problems.

Car accidents also happen in Orange County and most of the people involved in them are not prepared to handle its repercussions.  An automotive wreck leads not only to damaged property but it may also lead to people getting hurt who may have to be transported to the hospital.  Financially, car collisions can be expensive.

If you are in a car crash, call Dara Khajavi Law Offices at (877) 782-3777 for more information on how to get compensation to cover the damages.