Anaheim: Drunk Driver Who Killed Cameron Cook in Custody
Posted on Apr 05, 2011
The drunk driver who killed 18-year-old Cameron Cook last Saturday night in Anaheim is in custody at Orange County Jail. Shortly before midnight, 24-year-old Ashley Bryan, of Highland, struck the disabled vehicle by which Cook was standing on the right shoulder of the northbound lanes of the 57 Freeway. The impact of the collision pushed the vehicle to the right, causing it to push Cook backward over the overpass railing. Paramedics transported him to UCI Medical Center, where he died from his injuries early Sunday morning. Bryan faces two felony charges, one for gross vehicle manslaughter and another for driving under the influence, explains an Orange County injury attorney.
Pedestrian accidents accounted for 109 of the 2,129 fatal and injury traffic crashes that occurred in Anaheim in 2009, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current accident statistics. California Highway Patrol data indicate that 164 pedestrians were killed in collisions on state freeways that year, a decrease from the 185 pedestrians who were killed the previous year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Cameron Cook, the pedestrian who was killed by the drunk driver last Saturday night.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Anaheim accident.
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