Westminster, CA (June 10, 2022) – Around 5:35 p.m. on the evening of Tuesday, June 7, a man was killed in a fatal accident in Westminster.
According to Westminster officials, the accident happened at 14500 Goldenwest Street near the area of Hazard Avenue. A man who was working in the city as a crossing guard was involved in a serious car accident with a second vehicle. The vehicles both sustained heavy damages as a result of the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The crossing guard who was not working at the time, identified as 77-year-old Robert Avila, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries caused by the accident. A passenger in his vehicle, as well as the driver of the second vehicle, were both hospitalized with unknown injuries.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time as police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but Orange County officials continue their investigation into the accident at this time.
We offer our deepest sympathies to those who have lost a loved one in this accident. Our thoughts also go out to the injured victims with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Car accidents have been, unfortunately, increasing on our roads over recent years in California. Though many of these accidents are classified as minor fender-benders, others are incredibly severe and even take the lives of those involved. In just 2019 alone in California, approximately 3,606 people were killed in fatal car accidents and many others were seriously injured. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one in a fatal collision. If you have sustained these immense losses, you should have the help of a skilled attorney on your side.
Losing somebody you love in a fatal collision can affect your life in many ways. Though it is true that no amount of money can bring back a loved one, it can help you move forward financially. This can be helpful if you are grieving the fresh and unexpected loss of a loved one. Dealing with a wrongful death claim can be tiring and confusing, as these claims tend to be incredibly complex in nature. If you have sustained the enormous loss of a loved one, you should speak with a Westminster wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
At Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, we are here to help you get back on your feet after you have lost someone you love in a fatal car accident. Our attorneys will stand by your side as you navigate the California legal system for the first time. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects, including the following:
We are here for you every step of the way after you have lost someone closest to you. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Westminster at (888) 539-3154 to find out 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.
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