Irvine: Two Killed, Four Injured in 5 Freeway Crash
Posted on Apr 28, 2014
At about 4:41 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014, two people were killed and four were injured in a multiple-vehicle, chain-reaction collision on the 5 Freeway in Irvine, reported the Los Angeles Times. The accident occurred in the northbound lanes. The female driver of a Toyota Camry and her male passenger, both residents of Rancho Santa Margarita, were declared dead at the scene. Those who were injured included a 55-year-old Fontana man, a 26-year-old San Diego woman, a 19-year-old Paramount woman, and a 46-year-old Aliso Viejo man. Authorities are investigating the crash.
In Irvine, motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 845 people in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS ranked Irvine 36th out of 55 cities with populations of between 100,001 and 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury collisions in a ranking system in which 1st place is considered the worst. Across the state, traffic fatalities increased 1.5 percent, from 2,816 in 2011 to 2,857 in 2012.
Those who have been injured in or lost loved ones to traffic accidents may hold the at-fault parties liable for the expenses related to their recoveries or losses through the civil claims process. To learn more, 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 families of the two people who were killed in this crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were injured.