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Yorba Linda, CA (February 25, 2020) – Early on Sunday morning, February 23rd, a major collision resulted in the deaths of two people and the injuries of three others in Yorba Linda. The accident was reported at around 3:30 a.m. on the I-91 Freeway, a little west of Gypsum Canyon Road.
According to officials with the California Highway Patrol, Jonathan Rivera, 29, was traveling in a gray Honda Civic when he crashed into the back of a stopped 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SUV occupied by four people. Firefighters and EMTs arrived at the scene where two back seat passengers in the Atlas, now identified as 91-year-old Francisca Solis, of Anaheim, and 70-year-old Trinidad Solis, of Selma, were transported to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. Both individuals succumbed to their injuries a short time later.
The driver and front-seat passenger of the Atlas, identified as Gregorio Solis, 93, and Gregorio Vazquez, 52, both of Anaheim, were taken to OC Global Medical Center in Santa Ana with non-life threatening injuries. Rivera suffered significant injuries and was transported to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.
Intoxication is a suspected factor in the cause of the crash which remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of both deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.
A recognizable increase in DUI-related deaths was reported in 2016, according to a recent Office Traffic Safety report. Due to the remiss nature and absolute reckless actions of intoxicated drivers, it is not shocking that numerous California car accidents involving a DUI driver often end with compete devastation. During such a challenging and wretched time, it is crucial for all victims and their bereaved loved ones to know their rights moving forward.
Our accident attorneys at the May Firm will work with you to preserve your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on the path ahead. If you have suffered any injuries or lost a loved one as the result of another person’s actions, please don’t hesitate to call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to speak with one of our attorneys today.
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