Two crashes occurred, yesterday, in the Orange County area.
A Stanton man lost control of his vehicle and ran into a sign at a Long Beach intersection. The crash occurred at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Anaheim streets after 6:30 a.m. The vehicle was a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
The driver had run into a large concrete and steel commercial office building sign. According to police, the driver was found dead at the scene.
Investigators believe that the driver was driving northbound on Pacific Coast Highway. He lost control of his vehicle and then sideswiped another vehicle. The driver then proceeded to veer into oncoming traffic. The driver stopped when he drove on to the sidewalk and into the sign.
There were no other reports of injuries or damage. Investigators are still trying to determine if drugs or alcohol contributed to the accident. The driver has been identified. No additional information is known about the accident. Police are asking for any witnesses to come forward.
Another accident happened Tuesday afternoon. A car crash left a man dead a wife injured, in San Clemente.
Deputies responded to a report of a collision at 1:45 p.m. The collision was at El Camino Real and Camino San Clemente. A 17 year old driver of a Toyota pickup broadsided a Toyota Solara. A 68 year old man was driving the Toyota Solara.
Deputies performed CPR on the victim before he was taken to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead at about 2:15 p.m. The victim’s wife was also taken to the hospital but less severe injuries.
The driver of the pickup remained at the scene of the crash to talk to authorities. It is believed that he was not injured. There have been no arrests or citations.
The Sheriff’s Department is continuing investigation into the crash. Investigators will be determining which vehicle had the right of way.
These are both very sad stories of accidents occurring much too close to home. Much of Orange County has a relatively low car accident rate compared to the rest of California. It is very easy to be lulled into a false sense of security. These stories are a reminder that car accidents can happen to anyone. Even the safest drivers are susceptible to car accidents.
At The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi, we hope that you are never the victim of a car accident. However, if you ever find yourself in this situation, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our Orange County car accident lawyers will help you build your case and seek damages for any losses you may have experienced.