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Buena Park: Drunk Driver Caused Fatal Collision

Posted on May 23, 2011

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Friday, May 20th, a drunk driver caused a fatal collision in Buena Park. The driver, 21-year-old Christen Payne, was traveling at a high rate of speed on the 91 Freeway when she rear-ended a disabled vehicle, killing the occupant. Authorities subsequently arrested Payne on suspicion of driving under the influence. The California Highway Patrol has asked that anyone who witnessed the accident call 714-892-4426, according to an Orange County auto accident attorney.

Buena Park accounted for 32 of the 1,951 fatal and injury traffic accidents in which alcohol was a contributing factor in 2009, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current statistics. That year, drunk drivers caused 950 fatal crashes throughout California, 75 fewer than the previous year. 

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who was killed last Friday night.

The Orange County Register originally reported this fatal collision.

Additional information, including articles and books on the injury and wrongful death claims process, is available to the public free of charge.

To request one of these free resources, or to speak with an Orange County auto accident attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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