Lake Forest: Driver Responsible For Nicole Davenport’s Death Ran Red Light
Posted on May 05, 2011
Authorities have determined that the driver responsible for the death of 23-year-old Nicole Davenport in a January 14th car accident ran a red light. Davenport was turning left from the westbound lane of Bake Parkway onto Northpointe Drive when she was struck by an eastbound 2007 Toyota Tacoma. Paramedics transported her to Mission Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. While investigators knew one of the drivers had failed to stop for the traffic signal, they were not sure at the time which one. Yesterday, they arrested the driver of the Tacoma, 20-year-old Jose Javier Fernandez Ramirez, after finding him at fault for the traffic violation and subsequent fatal accident. He faces a felony charge of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, explains an Orange County auto accident attorney.
In 2009, Lake Forest accounted for 185 of the 18,867 fatal and injury traffic accidents that occurred in Orange County, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Statewide, the number of traffic fatalities decreased by 10.3 percent, from 3,434 in 2008 to 3,081 in 2009. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the deadliest hours to be on the road that year were midnight to 3 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Nicole Davenport, the woman who died in the traffic accident on January 14th.
The Orange County Register originally reported this story.
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