Huntington Beach, CA - Man Killed, Three Hurt in Two-Car Collision at Atlanta Ave & Bushard St

Huntington Beach, CA – Man Killed, Three Hurt in Two-Car Collision at Atlanta Ave & Bushard St

Huntington Beach, CA (July 6, 2023) – On Wednesday, July 5th, a 68-year-old man was killed when two cars collided in Huntington Beach, according to local officers.

Per a statement provided by Jessica Cuchilla, a public information officer for the Huntington Beach Police Department, police were sent to the intersection of Atlanta Avenue and Bushard Street around 3:30 p.m. after fielding reports of a collision between a gray Mercedes-Benz GLC and a silver Toyota Corolla.

The Corolla’s driver was heading south on Bushard Street, and the Mercedes-Benz was traveling east on Atlanta Avenue when the two collided in the intersection.

Cuchilla said the Corolla’s driver, described only as an adult male, was transferred to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead from his injuries.

The 23-year-old driver of the GLC and two adult passengers were also taken to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries. Cuchilla added that the driver cooperated with authorities, and it does not appear that drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident.

In the meantime, anyone with information on the incident or the circumstances leading up to the wreck was asked to contact HBPD Traffic Investigator Doug Demetre, who is heading the department’s investigation.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the deceased man’s family. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their complete recovery.

Auto Accident Statistics in California

Driving in California may be exciting, thanks to the state’s picturesque roads and thoroughfares, but it also comes with major hazards. It’s no surprise that hundreds of thousands of people are injured or killed in vehicle accidents every year in California.

In actuality, there were 3,854 fatalities and 165,978 injuries reported from automobile accidents in California in 2022, according to the California Highway Patrol. In addition, last year, 27% of all incidents in the Golden State were the result of rear-end collisions. Twenty percent of collisions involved what is called a broadside collision (sometimes known as a “T-bone”).

Tragic auto accidents are too commonplace in the Golden State. And dealing with the aftermath of a severe collision is one of the most horrific things someone can go through.

As the victim, you may be concerned about how this will impact your loved ones and if you will fully recover. To make matters worse, while you attempt to focus on your recovery, the insurance company for the party at fault in your crash may be pressing you to sign papers or offer a statement to take a portion of the fault. You may be unemployed and struggling to make ends meet.

After an automobile accident in Southern California, your best course of action is to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. Hiring a lawyer after an accident might help you secure the best payout and ease the claims process.

Our lawyers at Russell & Lazarus APC are well-versed in protecting the rights of those who have been wronged. We will do all it takes to get you the compensation you deserve after a vehicle crash has caused you pain and anguish.

If you are ever in a vehicle accident that wasn’t your fault, you should consult with an experienced lawyer immediately. Call our Huntington Beach office at (949) 309-0990 to schedule a free consultation with a vehicle accident attorney.

Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified; therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.

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