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Driver of Disabled Vehicle Dies in Orange County Car Crash

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

A driver of a disabled vehicle was killed when an SUV crashed into his car which was stopped on the 5 Freeway.
The Orange County car accident occurred at about 9:35 p.m. on Monday, September 27.  The car, a Toyota Corolla, had stopped on the southbound lanes of the freeway just south of Alicia Parkway.  The driver turned on the hazard lights to alert others of his presence. However a 21-year-old man driving a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe crashed into the back of the Corolla.
The Tahoe was behind another vehicle. The first driver saw the Corolla and swerved suddenly in order to avoid hitting it.  But, the driver of the SUV did not see the Corolla in time to avoid hitting the vehicle. The SUV crashed into the back of the Toyota passenger car at about 70 mph.
The crash sent the SUV flying across all lanes of the freeway. It stopped when hit a concrete wall on the right shoulder of the southbound lanes.
The driver of the Corolla was pronounced dead at the scene by Orange County Fire Authority firefighters who tried to pull him out of the car. The driver of the SUV was taken to Saddleback Memorial Medical Center to be treated for moderate injuries.
At this time, no charges have been filed and alcohol is not considered a contributing factor to the crash.

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