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San Juan Capistrano, CA (January 7, 2023) – On Wednesday evening, January 4, a serious accident was reported in San Juan Capistrano that tragically resulted in a fatality.

According to officials, the accident occurred around 7 p.m. on the southbound 15 Freeway near Avery Parkway.  According to police, the accident happened when two vehicles, at least two vehicles crossed into each other’s paths and collided at full speed for unknown reasons. The impact of the crash severely damaged both of the involved vehicles.

Emergency personnel was called to the scene. Firefighters and paramedics quickly responded to the accident and worked to help the victims and tend to their injuries. Despite the paramedic’s efforts, at least one person sustained catastrophic injuries and died as a result of the accident. The police have not yet released the identity of the person that was killed in the accident. There is no information regarding whether anyone else was injured in the accident.

The accident delayed local traffic as crews tended to the victims, conducted their investigation, and cleared the accident. The 15S freeway near Avery Parkway had lanes closed following the crash.

The police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash.

We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.

Our thoughts are also with anyone else injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in California

Many car accidents happen every day in California. Southern California is a highly populated region where a majority of adults own a car and rely on it for their daily commuting. As a result, California has some of the most congested roadways in the nation. It is reported that California averaged over 1,000 accidents each day in 2020.  That is a staggering number of accidents, where many result in serious injuries or fatalities. Approximately 4,000 people die each year in California as a result of a traffic accident, a number which has steadily increased over the last decade.

The number one reason car accidents happen in California is due to reckless/negligent driving or driver error. These accidents are preventable if drivers would operate their vehicles dutifully and according to traffic laws.  Accidents largely occur due to drivers’ negligence, including texting while driving, speeding, or impaired driving. Reckless driving dramatically increases a driver’s risk of being in an accident and causing great harm to themselves or someone else. People need to realize the great risk they are taking on when they answer that text message or exceed the speed limit to get through the traffic and reach their destination.

When your loved one is killed in an accident caused by someone else’s negligent actions, a wrongful death claim can be filed on their behalf by their next of kin. Oftentimes the loss of a family member causes the surviving family to incur various financial burdens. These may include medical bills, funeral costs, and lost future financial support. A wrongful death suit can help pay for the bills and other financial pressures that are piling up, and allow you to grieve without the added stress of strained finances. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help you with this process.

If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal car accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please contact a San Juan Capistrano wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help 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. 

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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