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Garden Grove, CA (January 30, 2020) – According to authorities, two people, identified as a 77-year-old woman and a 77-year-old man, were struck by a van on Westminster Avenue on Wednesday afternoon, January 29th. The collision, which claimed the life of the woman who was struck, took place at around 5:00 p.m., a little west of Brookhurst Street.
Police officials stated that a Toyota Sienna van operated by a 45-year-old man was traveling along Westminster Avenue when it veered onto the sidewalk. Both victims were struck by the vehicle and a group of bystanders rushed to help push the van off the two seriously injured pedestrians.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and immediately transported the victims to UCI Medical Center. The woman was tragically pronounced deceased at the hospital and the male victim was reported to have suffered multiple fractures. The driver of the van was not arrested as police are continuing the investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Between 2015 and 2016, the rate of fatal pedestrian accidents in California for victims over 65-years-old increased by 13 percent. The number was reported to have risen from 193 to 218 with the span of one year, and numerous other auto-pedestrian collisions commonly result in hundreds of injuries annually. During such a severely tragic and difficult time, obtaining compassionate representation to protect your rights is absolutely essential.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers accountable for the devastation they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.
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