Wrong Way Driver Causes Fatal Santa Ana Crash

A fatal collision left one dead and three seriously injured.

The collision took place at around 1:40 a.m. early Saturday on West McFadden Avenue near South Mohawk Drive.  A driver driving the wrong way crashed head on into a pickup truck stopped at a red light. The wrong way driver was driving a Nissan Sentra. He died in the accident. Three other individuals were injured in the accident.

Evidence suggests that the Nissan was traveling at high speeds going westbound on McFadden Avenue. There were two male passengers in the Nissan. The driver drifted into the eastbound lanes.  The car collided head on into a dark blue Chevy Silverado.

Orange County Fire Authority firefighters had to extricate all the occupants out of the Nissan. None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. The Nissan driver died at the scene of the accident. His front passenger was taken to Western medical Center. This passenger initially had critical injuries but is now conscious and coherent. The rear passenger was taken to UCI medical center in critical condition. The pickup truck driver was a 48 year old woman. She was taken to UCI Medical Center in serious condition.

The exact cause of the accident is under investigation, but alcohol may have contributed to the accident. Police found open containers of alcohol in the Nissan Sentra. He has been identified as 30 year old Andres Lopez. The other names of the victims have not been released.

This unfortunate accident seriously injured all the people involved. These victims may have a long and difficult recovery. They may have to go through extensive physical therapy and excruciating pain. The recovery process can also be quite expensive. Insurance companies can help to cover some of these costs, but a Santa Ana car accident lawyer can help you seek maximum damages for your losses.

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