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Diamond Bar: Anubhai Patel and Shardaben Anubhai Patel Killed in Rear-End Collision

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

At about 9:10 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, 66-year-old Anubhai Patel and 67-year-old Shardaben Anubhai Patel, both of Anaheim, were killed in a rear-end collision in Diamond Bar. While traveling southbound on the 57 Freeway in a 2008 Cadillac Escalade, 69-year-old Thomas Mauk slammed into the back of a disabled 2006 Toyota Prius that was blocking the Number 3 lane. Shardaben Anubhai Patel, a passenger in the Toyota, was pronounced dead at the scene. Anubhai Patel, the driver, died early Monday morning at an area hospital. Emergency responders transported Thomas and Denise Mauk to hospitals to receive treatment for traumatic brain injuries. The accident is under investigation. 


“When a collision results in serious or fatal harm, the negligent party may be held liable for the expense of the victims’ recoveries or of their families’ losses through the civil claims process,” explained an auto accident lawyer in Orange County.


Traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 107 people in Diamond Bar in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Collisions occurring between 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m. accounted for 3 of the crashes that resulted in injury or death. Statewide, 2,720 people lost their lives in accidents that year.


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of Anubhai Patel and Shardaben Anubhai Patel. We would also like to wish a full recovery to Thomas and Denise Mauk.


The Orange County Register originally reported this Diamond Bar rear-end collision.


Additional information on the injury and the wrongful death claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.


If you would like to request a free book or article, or to speak with an auto accident lawyer in Orange County, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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