Irvine: Man Fatally Injured in 405 Freeway Crash
Posted on Aug 05, 2014
Shortly after 6 p.m. on Monday, August 4, 2014, a 34-year-old man from Rancho Santa Margarita was fatally injured in a crash on the 405 Freeway in Irvine, reported the Orange County Register. While traveling southbound in a burgundy Ford Windstar, a 52-year-old man from Mission Viejo became distracted and failed to observe that traffic had stopped in front of him near Von Karman Avenue and crashed into the 2013 Toyota Prius that the man from Rancho Santa Margarita was driving, the impact sending the Prius into a 2012 Volkswagon Passat, causing it to collide with a Chevrolet Trailblazer. As a result, the Trailblazer was sent into the back of 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. Emergency responders extricated the driver of the Prius from the wreckage and transported him to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries that night. Three others were also injured and taken to an area hospital.
In 2011, the most current year for which traffic statistics are available, 845 people lost their lives or were injured in accidents in Irvine, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS compared Irvine’s accident record to those of 55 other cities with populations of between 100,001 and 250,000 and ranked Irvine 36th, which is above average for safety. Throughout Orange County, 19,462 people were killed or injured in crashes that year.
When one motorist’s negligence causes the death of another, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim in order to hold the at-fault motorist liable for their loss. 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 fatally injured in this crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to those who were injured.