Westminster, CA (February 11, 2023) – The identities of three people who were killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Westminster on Monday, February 6, have been released.
Local reports indicated that four vehicles collided at the 14500 block of Beach Boulevard at around 12:51 p.m. A speeding minivan was traveling north in the southbound lanes when it crashed into three other vehicles. The driver of the minivan sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger in the van was transported to UC Irvine Medical Center, where they were later pronounced dead, and the driver of another vehicle was also hospitalized and succumbed to their injuries.
The deceased parties were later identified as 84-year-old Tri Dinh Tran of Westminster, 79-year-old Kim Tuyen Thi Vu of Westminster, and 75-year-old Victoria McKemy of Buena Park.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Tri Dinh Tran, Kim Tuye Thi, and Victoria McKemy at this time.
In Orange County, there were 11,951 car accidents between January and December 2021. According to the TIMS data, 33.14% of all crashes include a rear-end collision. While 3,559 accidents, or 29.78% of all accidents, involved the car’s broadside. Nearly 36.71% of accidents involve head-on collisions, sideswipes, overturns, accidents involving pedestrians, and accidents involving hitting debris on the road.
It is sad when a family member passes away suddenly and without warning. An investigation must be started whenever there is even the remotest chance that a fatality may have been brought on by someone else’s carelessness, recklessness, or criminal intent. If a loved one dies in an automobile accident, you could be eligible to file a lawsuit against the negligent parties for financial compensation. You might be able to use this to replace the primary breadwinner’s income, pay for your funeral and medical expenses, and receive compensation for the emotional distress you’ve had because of the loss.
If it can be demonstrated that someone died as a result of another person’s acts, whether those actions were negligent or malicious, wrongful death claims may be made under California law. The lawsuit may be brought on behalf of the deceased by their surviving partner and children. In the absence of a spouse or children, the deceased person’s parents may file a lawsuit on their behalf. The heirs stand to benefit financially from any legal action brought if the deceased did not leave behind a spouse, children, or parents.
At Russell & Lazurus APC, Personal Injury Trial Attorneys, helping families who lost a loved one as a result of another party’s negligence has always been our main priority. After a fatal accident, our attorneys help the surviving family members file a claim against the at-fault parties in order to obtain just compensation. You shouldn’t have to pay for a family member’s burial and other accident-related costs if they died as a result of someone else’s carelessness. To schedule a free consultation with a Westminster wrongful death lawyer, contact our offices at (949) 309-0990.
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