Costa Mesa: Scooter Rider Killed in Collision with Turning Jaguar
Posted on Apr 11, 2013
At about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, a 35-year-old male scooter rider from Orange was killed in a collision with a turning Jaguar in Costa Mesa. The man was riding southbound in the No. 1 lane of Superior Avenue on a Honda 50cc Ruckus scooter when he entered the intersection with Industrial Way on a green light and was struck by a Jaguar making a left turn from the opposite direction. Emergency responders transported the man to an area hospital, where he was declared dead. The 98-year-old female driver of the Jaguar remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. Authorities are investigating the accident and have asked that witnesses, or anyone with information about the crash, contact Costa Mesa traffic officer Darren Wood at 714-754-5264.
“California law ensures recourse through the civil justice system for those who have been injured or lost loved ones in traffic collisions,” explained an Orange County injury lawyer.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 676 people in Costa Mesa in 2010. The OTS compares the accident statistics of cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Costa Mesa ranked 7th out of 53 cities with populations ranging in size from 100,001 to 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury collisions.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who was struck and killed in the collision with the turning Jaguar.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Costa Mesa accident.
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