Orange, CA (April 29, 2022) – One person was killed in a fatal hit-and-run accident that took place on a highway in Orange on Friday morning, April 29.
According to California Highway Patrol officials, the accident happened around 5:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the I-5 Freeway around the area of SR-22. Police found that the driver of a silver Toyota Corolla was traveling in the area when their vehicle was struck by another. The Corolla then ran into the left shoulder wall, which led to extensive damages. The other driver fled the scene without stopping.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the Toyota, who has not yet been identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries.
The roadway was blocked in southbound lanes of traffic for some time until police cleared the scene. Police did not say if they found the other driver responsible for the accident.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Car accidents happen more commonly in California than many other states throughout the U.S. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are injured in car accidents throughout the state. On top of this, more lives are taken in California collisions than in many other states. Though fatal car accidents can take on many forms, hit-and-run accidents are known for being some of the most severe. This is because, in these accidents, a driver flees the scene without stopping. This puts a victim in a vulnerable position, as time is of the essence when it comes to an accident. More than 1 hit-and-run accident happens every 60 seconds. If you have lost someone you love in a collision, you should speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
The loss of a loved one can affect your life in many ways. If you believe that your loved one’s life has been taken prematurely in a fatal collision, you should have the assistance of an Orange car accident attorney on your side. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up. You should never have to face these stressful aspects on your own. Because of this, it is crucial that you seek the help of a knowledgeable Orange wrongful death attorney.
At Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, our attorneys are here for you after you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in an accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects. These include some of the following:
You should never have to stand alone after you have lost someone close to you in an accident. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Orange at (888) 539-3154 for more information on how we can assist you.
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.
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