At about 5:18 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, a pickup truck struck and killed a man in Lake Forest, reported the Orange County Register. The Toyota Tacoma struck the man, who appeared to be in his 50s, in the right, eastbound lane of Bake Parkway near Dimension Drive, the impact throwing him more than 100 feet. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck stayed at the scene. Authorities closed all lanes of Bake Parkway for nearly three hours while they investigated.
Lake Forest accounted for 2 of the 39 deaths and 11 of the 828 injuries pedestrians suffered in traffic accidents that occurred in Orange County in 2011, according to the California Highway Patrol’s most current records. One of the 13 cyclist fatalities suffered in Orange County occurred in Lake Forest and 24 of the 1,313 injuries. Throughout California, pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities increased from 2010 to 2011 by 3.9 percent and 13.2 percent respectively.
When a family loses a loved one to a traffic accident, they may file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver in order to obtain compensation for the expenses associated with their loss. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who was killed in this accident.
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