Long Beach, CA (October 01, 2020) – 30-year-old Joe Delucas, a resident of Los Angeles, was killed on Tuesday, September 27th in a car accident along the Pacific Coast Highway, and a man from Norwalk was charged with driving under the influence for causing the chain-reaction collision.

According to the Long Beach Police Department, the fatal Long Beach accident took place at about 5:00 p.m. on the Pacific Coast Highway, near the exit for Loynes Drive,.

Joe Delucas was riding in a 2015 Nissan Altima being driven by 31-year-old Mario Medrano from Norwalk. The Altima was traveling southbound on Pacific Coast Highway at a high rate of speed when it suddenly swerved into the lanes of oncoming traffic and crashed into a 1994 Nissan pick-up truck being driven by a 63-year-old resident of Long Beach. 

The Nissan then collided with a 2010 Toyota Prius heading northbound, being driven by a 58-year-old who was also from Long Beach. In turn, the Prius crashed into a 2008 Honda Pilot driving southbound.

According to the Long Beach police and the coroner’s office, Delucas was pronounced dead at the scene. In the meantime, six additional injured victims were transported via ambulances to various local hospitals for emergency medical treatment of various injuries. 

Mario Medrano was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and vehicular homicide. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Joe Delucas, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Long Beach

Long Beach, CA - Joe Delucas Killed on Pacific Coast Hwy

Statistics regarding car accidents in the state of California have shown that the three primary causes of fatal vehicle collisions are driving under the influence, driving at excessive rates of speed, and driving while distracted. Together these driving infractions are responsible for approximately 80% of all in-state car accidents.

If a member of your family was killed during a car accident, the California personal injury attorneys at Beckerman Anderson are here to assist you. 

Our Orange County wrongful death attorneys have the background and the experience that make us the most effective legal representation in the area. We know exactly what it takes to get you the maximum amount of financial compensation you are entitled to under state law.

With a detailed understanding of the complex network that is the California legal system, our esteemed personal injury attorneys know exactly what has to be done to build a successful California personal injury claim. 

If you have a loved one who was killed during a car accident, we strongly urge you to reach out to our Orange County car accident attorneys by calling our law offices at (949) 474-2254 and scheduling a consultation for a free evaluation of your California wrongful death claim.

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