James E. Ballidis
Shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4th, 33-year-old Alvaro Flores, of Tustin, was struck twice and killed in a pedestrian accident in Santa Ana. While traveling in the 100 block of South Newhope Street near First Street, a driver noticed Flores lying in the road and stopped to administer aid. However, before she could, a dark sedan struck him, dragging him between 40 and 50 feet. When the car finally stopped, two of its occupants exited to check the condition of the victim and then returned to the vehicle, which promptly drove away. Shortly thereafter, a silver Honda Civic dragged the victim another 30 to 40 feet. The driver failed to stop but was later apprehended. Authorities are searching for the occupants of the first vehicle and have requested that witnesses call 714-245-8214, explains an Orange County injury attorney.
Santa Ana accounted for 7 of the 41 fatalities and 160 of the 914 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents that occurred throughout Orange County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, the number of pedestrians killed in crashes in the state declined by 9.2 percent, from 620 in 2008 to 563 in 2009, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Alvaro Flores, the pedestrian who was fatally struck on Tuesday.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Santa Ana hit-and-run accident.
Resources for accident victims and their families, including links to pedestrian advocacy groups and articles on the process of pursuing an injury or a wrongful death claim, are available to the public free of charge.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to discuss a specific legal matter with an Orange County injury attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.
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