Orange, CA – Passenger Killed in Accident on 57 Fwy near Chapman Ave

Orange, CA (March 9, 2020) – One person died in a fiery crash that was reported early Sunday morning, March 8th, in the town of Orange. The fatal accident took place at around 3:55 a.m. along the 57 Freeway near Chapman Avenue.

According to officials with the California Highway patrol, an unspecified vehicle with two occupants went off the roadway and into a tree where it burst into flames. Emergency rescue crews arrived at the scene where they extricated one trapped individual.

Crews pronounced the passenger in the vehicle deceased at the scene. The injured driver was hospitalized and then later arrested, although the charges against the driver have not been specified. The incident remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the victim at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in California

Approximately 9.1 vehicle occupants per 100,000 were killed after the many collisions that took place across California during the year 2017. Car accidents in California, like anywhere else in the United States, are persistently inclined to be severe, especially when they involve a reckless or distracted motorist. While the numbers differ every year, many people continue to suffer severe and even catastrophic injuries due to negligent parties each day.

At The May Firm, we will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on the path ahead. We believe that anyone who has operated a vehicle in an inattentive manner that resulted in injuries or the loss of a loved one should be held liable for their actions. If you have lost a family member or suffered an injury in a collision, please call us at (844) 629-3476 or leave us a message to receive a free consultation with one of our compassionate attorneys today.

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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California.  Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice.  The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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