Huntington Beach: Crash Killed One, Injured Four Others
Posted on Sep 13, 2014
At about 12:20 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014, one person was killed and four others were injured in a crash in Huntington Beach, reported the Orange County Register. While exiting the parking lot of a church located at Hamilton Avenue and Brookhurst Street, a motorist was struck by another vehicle that was heading eastbound on Hamilton. Several other vehicles were involved in the collision, one of which spun out, jumped the curb, and went through some bushes before slamming into a retaining wall and some parked cars. A homeless man who was in the bushes was killed and another was seriously injured. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital, along with two women and a girl who suffered injuries ranging from minor to moderate. Authorities are investigating the accident and have requested that witnesses contact Huntington Beach Police accident investigators Tai Huynh at 714-536-5670 or Robert Barr at 714-536-5666.
Motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 1,510 people in the city of Huntington Beach in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current crash data. The OTS compares the accident records of California cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the highest incidences the worst rankings, starting at 1st place. That year, Huntington Beach ranked 1st out of 55 cities with populations of between 100,001 and 250,000.
When a crash results in injury or death, the victims or their families may file personal injury or wrongful death claims in order to obtain compensation for the expenses associated with their recoveries or losses. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who was killed in this crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to those who were injured.