Mission Viejo: Wrong-Way Driver Struck, Killed Female Motorist
Posted on May 08, 2013
At about 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, a 32-year-old woman was killed in a crash with a wrong-way driver in Mission Viejo. While traveling northbound on Santa Margarita Parkway in a Toyota Sienna minivan, the woman collided head-on with a Ford truck that was headed southbound in the northbound lanes near Los Alisos Boulevard. The woman died at the scene. Emergency responders transported the 42-year-old male driver of the truck to an area hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“After a fatal crash, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver in order to hold him or her liable for their loss,” explained an auto accident lawyer in Orange County.
Traffic accidents killed or injured 243 people in Mission Viejo in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. Twenty-seven of the crashes that resulted in injury or death occurred between 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m. in the city that year. Statewide, 2,720 people lost their lives in collisions.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the woman who was killed in the collision with the wrong-way driver.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Mission Viejo crash.
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