Anaheim, CA (July 30, 2020) – A severe car crash in Anaheim left a teenager dead and the driver of the vehicle under arrest on Tuesday evening, July 28th. The fatal accident was reported at around 7:40 p.m. on the 5 Freeway, between Euclid and Brookhurst Streets.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a black Chevrolet sedan was traveling south when it struck a guardrail and a freeway sign. Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene where they found a severely damaged vehicle with two occupants. Crews extricated both parties and pronounced a 14-year-old boy from Anaheim deceased at the scene.

The driver, identified only as a 25-year-old resident of Long Beach was taken to UCI Medical Center, according to the CHP. The current condition of the driver has not been reported.

The events that led to this incident remain under investigation. Authorities have not released any further information.

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.

Fatal Car Accidents in Anaheim

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Throughout 2015, a total of 3,176 people were killed in collisions all across the state of California. At least 162 fatalities were reported after numerous collisions within Orange County, alone, many of which were reported as car accidents in Anaheim, as well as many other areas around the county. Most importantly, it is essential for us to analyze the main causes of collisions if we are to avoid them as best as possible in the future.

Many accidents are triggered by negligent and otherwise irresponsible drivers such as those who engage in driving under the influence (DUI). Across the United States, we more people convicted for DUI than most countries have citizens. This alarming data makes it no surprise to learn that every year, more than 10,000 people are killed in abrupt accidents with intoxicated drivers around the country.

No matter how they occur, however, serious collisions frequently leave victims and their loved ones with the high costs of recovery. The expenses that follow not only the initial hospitalization of a victim but the continued medical care on top of lost wages as well, can be overwhelming. In many cases, injuries are serious enough to ensure that a victim has to go through years of physical therapy and other costly treatments in an attempt to feel normal again.

In no way should the victim of another person’s actions be forced to cover the costs of their recuperation. Careless drivers show no regard for the safety of others on the road, and there is no reason that such parties should be able to escape accountability. Obtaining an aggressive and compassionate motor vehicle accident attorney to go after the party or parties who are responsible for your injuries is of the utmost importance as you begin the journey toward full recovery.

A serious car accident can have terribly life-altering effects for all those involved. Our capable and compassionate Costa Mesa car accident attorneys at Beckerman Anderson recognize the overwhelming nature of a sudden collision, and we are devoted to representing those who have unfairly suffered by no fault of their own. If you have been injured or suffered the loss of a family member due to the actions of a negligent party, please don’t hesitate to contact our Orange County car accident or wrongful death attorneys today at (949) 474-2254.

Note: These posts have been generated through the use of outside and secondary sources for Beckerman Anderson.  These sources include news stories, police reports, and first-hand accounts of accidents and the injuries involved. As a result, we have not been able to independently verify all of the details surrounding each accident that we post about. If you see any information that is not factual or is incorrect, please notify us immediately and we will ensure that the story is corrected with the most accurate content available.

Disclaimer: As members of our local community, we at Beckerman Anderson, strive to draw awareness to the dangers that are related to driving and provide overall safety information for our community members. We are always saddened when we learn about a serious injury accident in our area and hope that through awareness, drivers in our community will take the necessary precautions to avoid such accidents. The information provided in these posts should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. This story is not a solicitation for business. The photographs used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.