Fountain Valley: Man Killed While Fixing RV
Posted on Oct 01, 2012
At about 7:15 a.m. on Monday, October 1, a man was killed while fixing an RV in Fountain Valley. The 48-year-old man was working on the Winnebago RV, which was parked at the south curb of Lawson River Avenue just east of Ward Street, when a GMC Blazer slammed into the vehicle, trapping the man underneath it. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses, or anyone with information about the crash, are asked to contact the Fountain Valley Police Traffic Bureau at 714-593-4481.
“When an individual is killed in an accident, the at-fault party may be held civilly liable for the loss suffered by the victim’s family,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis. “In many cases, the family will file a wrongful death claim against the negligent party.”
Fountain Valley accounted for 2 of the 106 traffic-related fatalities and 612 of the 19,043 injuries suffered in Orange County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the incidence of fatal and injury traffic-related accidents in cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Fountain Valley ranked 1st out of 103 cities.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who was killed while fixing the RV.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Fountain Valley accident.
Additional information on the injury and the wrongful death claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.