Newport Beach, CA (September 22, 2020) – One person lost their life after their involvement in a high-speed chase this past Sunday morning that occurred in Newport Beach.
The chase began when an Orange County patrol officer was attempting to make a traffic stop with a black Honda Accord that happened to be stolen.
The officer stopped the Accord at the intersection of Goldenwest Street and Ellis Avenue at approximately 5:35 a.m. The driver of the Accord failed to pull over when prompted to do so by police and continued driving at legal speeds at first.
Police chased the driver through downtown Huntington Beach before the driver accelerated their speed to over 100 miles per hour.
Police canceled their pursuit of the reckless and dangerous driver who finally crashed their vehicle, killing their passenger and becoming seriously injured.
Both occupants of the vehicle in pursuit were identified only as adult males. The driver is now facing criminal charges.
The stolen Honda Accord was stated to have been taken from Modesto, approximately 350 miles away from where the chase occurred.
No further details have been disclosed at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
A police investigation into the circumstances of the wreck will be carried out.
California Auto Collisions
California auto collisions are, unfortunately, not uncommon as they occur approximately 270,000 times per year. Over 150,000 individuals sustain injuries in these accidents each year, and more than 3,000 lose their lives. Alarmingly, recent studies completed concerning nationwide causes for car accidents found that roughly 4 out of 5 car accidents take place due to driver negligence or error. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that approximately 94% of the traffic accidents that occur in the United States are the result of driver negligence.
In the unfortunate event that you or someone you love was injured in a negligently caused California car crash, you could be faced with debilitating pain and suffering due to injuries you may have sustained in the wreck. You may also simultaneously be attempting to financially recover from the losses and damages that resulted from the incident, all while possibly mourning the loss of a loved one. This is an arduous and overwhelming situation that no one should ever be forced to deal with on their own. In the event that you have recently lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, contacting a California wrongful death attorney can help you recover financially. You could be entitled to significant financial compensation if you have lost someone you love due to the careless actions of another person.
The lawyers at Beckerman Anderson may be able to assist you in collecting financial compensation in order to pay for things like outstanding medical bills, mental health bills, funeral costs, and other costs associated with your recent collision. Compensation can also be paid by way of pain and suffering, loss of consortium, punitive damages, among other forms depending on the circumstances of your collision. Our trusted and skilled legal team at Beckerman Anderson has been successfully assisting injured accident victims and their families for decades and will always tailor our approach to meet your specific needs.
We are well aware that each and every accident case is unique and therefore requires its own specific action plan. We work diligently in order to meet yours and your family’s needs after your involvement in a serious traffic accident, as we know dealing with the accident aftermath is no easy task. In the event that you or someone you love was injured in a California traffic accident, a California personal injury lawyer will be able to inform you of and help you exercise your existing legal right toward compensation.
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