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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.

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Serious Anaheim Accidents

A 54 year old man died last night in a fatal car accident, and another serious accident took place this morning.

The man was driving a 2002 Toyota Sequoia. He had pulled over on the side of the freeway near the State College Boulevard exit. The rear tire of the Toyota Sequoia had failed. At the time of the crash, the 54 year old was sitting on the back bumper. A 16 year old boy was attempting to change the tire. There were two more girls, 11 and 13 years old, inside the SUV.

The other vehicle was a 1994 Lexus sedan. The driver was driving south on I-5 South at around 9:40 p.m. When the Lexus merged into the right lane, it struck the bumper of the 2002 Toyota Sequoia. The impact of the collision sent the SUV spinning. The vehicle hit the 16 year old boy. He was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange with major injuries. The 54 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Lexus was also taken to UCI Medical center with moderate injuries. The two girls inside the SUV were taken to St. Joseph Hospital with minor injuries. The current status of all injured is unknown. California Highway patrol officials are investigating the cause of the crash. It has been determined that drunken driving was not a factor. No arrests have been made.

Another serious accident took place in Anaheim this morning. Two people were injured in a crash at West La Palma Avenue and North Magnolia Street. A Dodge Caravan was heading north on magnolia street around 7:30 a.m. The Dodge Caravan collided into a Chevrolet pickup going west on La Palma Avenue.

The truck struck the minivan on its passenger side.  A man and a woman were taken to a hospital with injuries. Their current conditions have not been released. Medics had to remove the male passenger from one of the vehicles. Officials are still investigating the cause of the accident.

These accidents were quite serious. There were many injured victims. Car accidents often caused serious injuries. Survivors of accidents usually have extended physical therapy and hospital stays. Insurance may cover some of these costs, but an Anaheim car accident lawyer can help you seek maximum damages.

Contact the Law Offices of Dara Khajavi today for a free consultation. Our expert legal team will assist you through the difficult legal proceedings. Don’t worry if money is an issue. There are absolutely no charges until your case is won.

Two Fatal Accidents in Orange County

A fatal motorcycle accident took place in Anaheim, and another fatal car accident took place in Huntington Beach.

The first fatal accident took place in Huntington Beach on Warner Avenue.  At around 6:25 Wednesday evening, Police responded to reports of a crash on Warner Avenue east of Bolsa Chica Street. There were three cars involved in the collision: a 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup, a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer, and a 2011 Audi A3.

The driver of the Dodge Dakota was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Officials have not released her name yet. She was a 56 year old Lake Forest woman. The Lancer was driven by a 76 year old Huntington Beach woman. She sustained minor injuries and was taken to Huntington Beach Hospital. A 58 year old Huntington Beach man was driven the Audi. He was not injured in the collision.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash. Officers are asking any witnesses to contact the Huntington Beach Police Department’s traffic bureau.

The second fatal accident took place Thursday night at around 11:30 p.m. It was a fatal hit and run.  A 26 year old motorcyclist died in a collision on the 91 Freeway. The victim, Jesus A. Aguilar of Cerritos, was heading westbound on the 91. He was riding a 1997 Kawasaki motorcycle. Before the La Palma Avenue exit, a bag became entangled in his rear tire. This caused him to lose control of the motorcycle. He was thrown from the motorcycle, but he was still alive.

Witnesses saw that there was a bag attached to the back of his motorcycle. Another vehicle, a gold Honda Accord, struck him while he was on the ground. This second collision killed him instantly. Witnesses said that the Honda driver pulled over but then drove off.

Aguilar was pronounced dead at the scene. There is still an ongoing investigation. Anyone with more information should contact the California Highway Patrol.

These two fatal accidents are very unfortunate. Car accidents are quite traumatic for everyone involved. The trauma can be physical and emotional. Victims of car accidents of sustain serious injuries that require extended hospital stays. This means time away from work. There are also expensive car repair bills and medical bills.

If you are ever in a car accident, contact the Law Offices of Dara Khajavi. Our expert Anaheim car accident attorneys can assist you and build your case. Call us today for a free consultation.


Suspected Drunken Driver Hits OCTA Bus in Anaheim

A suspected drunken driver collided into the back of a public bus late Friday night.

The suspected drunken driver injured herself and four others. The driver was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. She collided into an Orange County Transportation Authority bus at around 11:15 p.m. The collision took place on La Palma Avenue just east of Harbor Boulevard

The driver had one passenger. Both she and the passenger were treated for minor injuries from the accidents. Two passengers on the pass had to be taken to a hospital for treatment. An additional bus passenger was treated for minor injuries at the scene of the accident. Uninjured passengers were transferred to another bus. After the accident, the driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Drunken driving is a serious issue. This weekend was a 4 day weekend for many people. At all these Fourth of July parties, there was sure to be a lot of alcohol. Unfortunately, this means that there is an increase of drunken drivers on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, Fourth of July is the worst day of the year for fatal crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association found that 40 percent of all highway deaths between 2007 and 2011 were caused by drunken driving over the Fourth of July weekend.

A drunk driver endangers everyone on the road. When you are impaired, you have delayed reaction and impaired judgment. This increases your risk of accidents. An empty road can still be dangerous for a drunken driver. A drunken driver could easily lose control and collide into a pole or wall.

Drunken driving can also be quite expensive. If you are lucky enough to avoid an accident, you could be arrested for a DUI. A DUI arrest can increase insurance premium significantly. You may also have to pay fines, court costs, and DMV fees. A DUI can costs anywhere between $5,000 and $25,000. You may even have difficulty finding a job after a DUI arrest.

If you know you will be drinking, you should find a designated driver. A designated driver can be a friend or a family member. You can even just call a cab. Whatever you choose to do, you should make sure you have a safe ride home.

Contact an Anaheim car accident lawyer if you are involved in an accident. Do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Dara Khajavi.


Fatal Accidents in Fullerton and Anaheim

A female bicyclist was killed in a collision Thursday afternoon, and a man died in a crash on the northbound 5 freeway Wednesday night.

This collision took place in a residential of Fullerton. The bicyclist was bicycling eastbound on Nutwood Avenue. A FedEx truck, making a left turn from northbound Ladera Vista Drive to westbound Nutwood Avenue, struck the bicyclist. Evidence points toward the collision occurring in the middle of the intersection. This area is a residential area.

The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. Police have yet to release the bicyclist’s name. They are waiting till the bicyclist’s family has been notified of her death.

The driver of the FedEx truck stayed at the scene of the accident. He is fully cooperating with police. No arrests have been made. Authorities are asking any witnesses to come for. Investigators will be examining whether the bicyclist or truck driver had right-of-way. The intersection does not have a marked crosswalk. According to police, it is still too early determine the exact cause of the accident.

A fatal accident took place on the northbound 5 freeway Wednesday night around 11:30 p.m.  A car overturned on the 5 freeway in the left lanes. The driver was trapped inside. Another driver was unable to avoid the over turned car. This driver hit the center divider.

The driver of the overturned car was taken to UCI Medical center in Orange. He was later pronounced dead around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Authorities are investigating the cause of the original crash. The driver of the second car was taken to a hospital for his injuries.

Police are still investigating the cause of the original crash. They are requesting information from any witnesses or individuals with relevant information.

If you ever witness a car crash, stay calm. Slow down, and you may want to turn on your hazards. Be especially careful, you may unintentionally collide into another vehicle. You should always leave enough space for emergency crews to come in to help the victims. If it is just you, check on the victims. Avoid moving anyone, and call the emergency authorities. If you are qualified to perform CPR, you can perform CPR if necessary. If you’re not a medical professional, you should wait till the professionals arrive. Remember to take mental notes of what you’ve seen. You will need to describe the accident to the police.

If you are ever involved in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact a Fullerton car accident lawyer.

Toontown Explosion

A dry ice “bomb” exploded inside Disneyland’s Toontown on Tuesday evening.

The dry ice was left in a plastic bottle in a trash can in Toontown. The explosion was contained by the trash can. Similar dry ice devices have exploded in Anaheim neighborhoods in recent months. However, police are still unsure if there is any connection between those explosions and the Toontown blast. Investigators are still trying to determine if the dry ice device was purposely left.

There was a loud bang when the dry ice exploded. Witnesses said that it sounded like a gunshot but much louder. After the explosion, security surrounded the trash can. The explosion occurred around 5:30 p.m.  Disneyland officials and employees were working with local authorities to deal with the explosion.

The Anaheim Police Department reported quickly to the scene. Police and security evacuated Disneyland visitors from Toontown. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s bomb squad also reported to the scene. The Anaheim Fire Department did not respond to the incident. Officers scoured the scene for evidence.

2 hours later the area was deemed safe. Authorities reopened Toontown around 7:30 p.m.  Thankfully, there were no injuries from the explosion. The trash can contained the explosion and prevented any shrapnel from flying into the air. Toontown is an area popular among families and young children. The injuries from this explosion could have been quite severe.

After the area was cleared, authorities left the area. Some park visitors were upset that there was not more security or increased police presence after the explosion. The family friendly park usually has tight security. Disneyland Park has rarely had safety issues.

Authorities are still reviewing evidence.  Investigators are reviewing video surveillance footage. They will also be examining Internet postings and social media for any relevant evidence about the explosion.  Investigators have not yet established a possible motive or if and why Toontown was targeted.

Disneyland is a popular tourist location in Southern California. Thousands of people visit Disneyland every day. The park often has long waits for its popular rides. A large explosion and large crowds of people would have been a dangerous combination. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the explosion.

If you are ever injured because of another individual’s negligence, you may want to contact an Anaheim personal injury lawyer. Personal injury cases can be difficult and complicated. The right lawyer can guide you through the difficult proceedings.