Westminster: Stolen Vehicle Struck, Seriously Injured Pedestrian
Posted on Feb 08, 2012
At around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7th, a stolen vehicle struck and seriously injured a pedestrian in Westminster. The accident occurred near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Bolsa Avenue when a Lexus sport utility vehicle crashed into a power pole and a woman on the sidewalk. She was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Four men exited the vehicle and fled the scene before authorities arrived, according to witness accounts. Police have taken two men into custody and are searching for the other two, explains an Orange County injury lawyer.
Westminster accounted for 1 of the 41 fatalities and 25 of the 914 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents in Orange County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with similarly sized populations, ranking those with the worst records the highest; 1st place is considered the worst. That year, Westminster ranked 48th out of 104 cities for pedestrian safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the woman who was struck and seriously injured by the stolen vehicle last night a full recovery.
The Orange County Register originally reported this pedestrian accident.
Resources for accident victims and their families, including books and articles on pedestrian rights and the process of pursuing an injury claim, are available to the public free of charge.
To request one of these free resources, or to speak with an Orange County injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.