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L.A. Woman Killed in Costa Mesa Car Crash After Car Disabled on 405

Posted on Feb 19, 2011

A Los Angeles woman died of injuries after two cars crashed into her vehicle which was disabled on the 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa.
The first Costa Mesa car accident occurred at 11:03 p.m. on Friday, February 18. It was raining and the freeway was wet.  Twenty-one-year-old Hannah Bartle was headed northbound in the No-2 lane of the 405 Freeway when her Suzuki Aero spun out and she lost control of her vehicle and crashed.  
Another vehicle, a Chevy Cavalier, in the same lane tried to swerve past Bartle’s car, but ended up sideswiping it.  Only moments later, Bartle’s car was rear-ended by a Toyota FJ Cruiser.
Bartle was rushed to Fountain Valley Regional Hospital.  She died from her injuries at about 12:30 a.m. on Saturday.
The two other drivers suffered minor injuries.
Rainy weather causes hundreds of accidents in California.  The best way to avoid Orange County wet road accidents is to slow down.   Learn more in our article, “Orange County Car Accidents: Can Wet Weather Car Crashes Be Prevented?

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