At about 9 a.m. on Friday, October 11, a Toyota Camry struck and fatally injured 68-year-old Petra Perez Jimenez in Santa Ana, reported the Orange County Register. While traveling northbound on Standard Avenue, the driver of the Toyota hit Jimenez as she traversed a crosswalk at the intersection with Grant Street. Emergency responders transported her to Western Medical Center, where she succumbed to her injuries on October 15th. The driver, who did not have a license, remained at the scene. Authorities are investigating the pedestrian accident.
Santa Ana accounted for 6 of the 32 fatalities and 145 of the 809 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents that occurred in Orange County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Twelve of the accidents that resulted in injury or death involved pedestrians aged 65 or older. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the crash data of cities with populations of a similar size, ranking those with the poorest records the highest, starting with 1st place. That year, Santa Ana ranked 7th out of 13 cities for accidents involving pedestrians in this age group.
In California, when a family loses a loved one to a traffic accident, they may hold the at-fault party liable for their loss through the civil justice system. For more information on the rights of the families of the victims of fatal pedestrian accidents, please call 866-981-5596.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Petra Perez Jimenez.
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