Two Traffic Fatalities in Orange County

Two separate car accidents, within a period of 24 hours, result in two deaths.


A woman crossing Katella Avenue at Gilbert Street passed away due to her injuries she sustained from a Taxi hit and run. The hit and run occurred Wednesday morning. Police are looking for the driver. The vehicle was a yellow taxi minivan. The driver is male and yet to be identified. Witnesses reported seeing him driving south on Meridian lane. According to Officer Ray Payton of California Highway patrol, the van will most likely have front-end damage.

The victim has not been identified. She was hit while crossing the street in the marked crosswalk while pushing an unoccupied wheelchair. The accident occurred at about 6 a.m. The van was traveling west at approximately 40 mph. He drove through the green light and hit the woman and then quickly sped off.

The woman was then taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange. She was pronounced dead at 7:30 a.m. No other information is known about the driver. If any individuals have more information, please call the California High way patrol at 949-559-7888.

This is the second traffic fatality that has been reported in Orange County. Tuesday night a 29-year-old Buena Park woman was struck by a pickup Tuesday night. The accident occurred on Dale Avenue and Broadway.  According to Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn, she was struck at approximately 9:35 p.m. She later died from her injuries the following morning.

She had retained extensive injuries and was pronounced dead at the UCI Medical center in Orange. This woman’s identity has not been released. The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and no arrests have been made.

The victims of both these accidents have loved ones. These accidents result in extensive emotional damage and trauma. Luckily, there are legal resources for the victims’ loved ones to help them through this difficult time.

With the help of an Orange County wrongful death lawyer, the victims’ families can seek damages for any loss of love, companionship, comfort, affection, and moral support. The families can also claim any loss of financial support they may have lost.

At the Law Offices of Dara Khajavi, we have extensive experience in wrongful death cases. We will help support you through the difficult healing process. If you choose to seek damages, we will make sure that you receive all compensation that you are due. In fact, we believe in our services so strongly that we will not charge you until your case is won.

Do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We are ready to help you win your case. Please feel free to read more about wrongful death cases on our practice areas page.