Crash Kills 3 Pedestrians

A suspected drunken driver collided into a mother, her daughter, and her niece.

At around 11 p.m., a red Honda Civic struck the victims on South Western Avenue in Anaheim. The driver was heading northbound on Western Avenue. He was not injured in the crash. In the vehicle, there was also an unidentified female passenger. She was taken to the hospital for non-fatal facial injuries.

The victims were walking in the street after leaving a baby shower. The daughter died at the scene from her injuries, and the other two victims died at the hospitals. These victims were not walking in a marked crosswalk

The driver was arrested by the Police for suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter.

Many locals have complained about the area. One of the complaints is the lack of crosswalks on the street. Many individuals jaywalk because of the lack of crosswalks. Locals also complained about the speeding. It is a busy street surrounded by apartments and homes, which is a deadly combination. The area lacks cross walks and speed bumps, which can encourage speeding. Residents believe that a lower speed limit needs to be imposed.

A memorial, for the victims, was created by the scene of the accident. Rows of candles of white candles were lit. Flowers were left by the candles. Friends and families of the victims flock to the memorial to honor the victims. The victims were described as happy and smiling people.

Pedestrians need to be careful on the road. In California, pedestrians have the right of way. However, when a car is about to collide into you, it really does not matter who has right of way. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed. A total of 70,000 people were injured in crashes. This means that one pedestrian was killed every two hours, and one pedestrian was injured every eight minutes. These are saddening and serious statistics.

It is important for pedestrians to remember road safety rules. Pedestrians should only walk in designated walk areas. Do not assume that a driver can see you. Always cross a street with caution. Before walking a crosswalk, make eye contact with drivers. This will ensure that the drivers know that you are there.

Car accidents are incredibly traumatic. Luckily, there are legal resources available to help victims through the difficult recovery process. If you are the victim of a car accident, call the Law Offices of Dara Khajavi. Our expert Anaheim car accident lawyers will advise you through the legal proceedings. There are absolutely no charges until your case is won.