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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.

UCLA’s Nick Pasquale Dies in San Clemente Accident

UCLA wide receiver, Nick Pasquale, died early Sunday after being hit by a car.

The accident took place around 1:30 a.m. on Camino De Los Mares. Pasquale, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.  Pasquale was walking in a residential San Clemente Neighborhood. A driver collided into Pasquale while he was crossing the street.

The driver stayed at the scene of the accident and called the police. The driver’s name has not been released. Police questioned the driver, and the driver was later released. Investigators do not believe that the driver was using drugs or drinking. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

Pasquale was a walk on for the UCLA football team. He was a redshirt freshman, and he had not played for UCLA this season. Pasquale usually worked with the scout team. He had the weekend off so he had gone to San Clemente for the weekend.

Pasquale’s UCLA teammates and coaches also fondly remember Nick Pasquale. Jim Mora, UCLA head football coach, has released a statement about Pasquale’s tragic death. The UCLA Athletics director, Dan Guerrero, has also

Nick Pasquale was not only a UCLA wide receiver but also a San Clemente High School graduate.  After his death, Pasquale’s family, friends, current and former teammates, and coaches gathered at San Clemente High’s football field to honor his memory. He was remembered as a hardworking teammate and a role model.

This unfortunate death has rocked the San Clemente and UCLA community. Nick Pasquale was a young hard worker player. He had immense potential and the desire to succeed. Although his chances of actually playing were small, Nick Pasquale continued to train and practice.

Accidents like these are quite painful for everyone who knows the victim. Trauma is not only physical but also emotional. The emotional damage from such a tragedy can be quite severe and painful. The loss of a loved one is never easy. If you have ever lost a loved one in such an accident, you should consider contacting a San Clemente car accident lawyer.

The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is fully prepared to handle any car accident case. Our expert legal team is experienced in all types of car accident cases. Seeking justice will help you move forward.  Call us today for a free consultation. We can help you find justice for your loved ones.

Two Separate Pedestrian Fatal Accidents in OC

Fatal car accidents took place in Laguna Niguel and San Clemente.

The first accident took place July 4th morning at 9 a.m. A married couple was walking on the sidewalk in Laguna Niguel. A driver drove up on the curb and onto the sidewalk. He collided into the couple. The wife died at the scene of the accident, and the husband suffered critical injuries.

Luzanna Malec, the wife, died at the scene of the accident on Golden Lantern near Beach Hill way. Tom Malec, her husband, was taken to Mission Regional Hospital. His current condition is unknown. The couple has three children and one grandchild.

The driver was a man in his 40s. He stayed at the scene of the accident and cooperated with officers.  He was detained and evaluated for possible DUI. The Orange County Sheriff has not made an arrest yet.

The second fatal car accident took place in San Clemente Thursday night just after 10:30 p.m. A 76 year old grandmother was walking with her grandson in the bike lane on El Camino real, just south of Camino Capistrano. The driver struck them and fled the scene. The vehicle was a white Volkswagen van on the north side of the road.

The grandmother was pronounced dead at the scene. Her grandson suffered only minor injuries. Luckily, there was a witness to the accident. The witness followed the Volkswagen van to Gable Street. The deputies detained the driver and interviewed her. She was identified as a 45 year old resident of Dana Point.

Sheriff Deputies conducted a DUI investigation. No arrests were made. The deputies are investigating the Sheriff’s accident reconstruction team.

Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to car accidents. Drivers often have difficulty seeing pedestrians. A pedestrian also has little protection in the event of a collision. The structure of a vehicle absorbs some of the force of the collision. Pedestrians have nothing to absorb the force of the collision. Surviving pedestrians often sustain serious and often fatal injuries.

It is important to be careful while walking, even if you are on the sidewalk. A driver may unexpectedly lose control and drive up onto the sidewalk. While walking, you should focus on walking. Don’t distract yourself with music or your phone. If you focus on walking, it will be easier for you to avoid any reckless drivers.

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