Costa Mesa, CA (May 19, 2021) – On Wednesday afternoon, May 19, a fatal collision took the life of 53-year-old Aristides Guerra in Costa Mesa. The crash happened just before 2:00 p.m., according to officials. 

Police and paramedics responded to the call concerning the collision that happened on Sunflower Avenue in the vicinity of Bear Street. Information from reports shows that Guerra was traveling in an SUV along Sunflower Ave when he was involved in a crash with three other vehicles. 

The events leading up to the incident remain unclear at this time. The police in Costa Mesa continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident. 

Guerra was pinned underneath an overturned vehicle at the scene. He was extracted by Costa Mesa Fire and Rescue and shortly later he was pronounced deceased. 

A second driver involved as well as their two passengers were transported to an area medical center for the treatment of injuries they sustained in the wreck. Their names have not been released at this time. A third driver complained of back pain but did not require transportation to the hospital. 

Police are still working to determine the events that triggered the crash. Our thoughts are with everyone involved and affected by this accident in Costa Mesa. 

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

Auto Accidents in Costa Mesa

During 2015 alone, a total of at least 3,176 people were killed in various collisions all across the state of California. Around 162 fatalities were reported following collisions that occurred within Orange County, many of which were determined to be fatal car accidents in Santa Ana, as well as all other areas around the county.

Severe accidents are repeatedly triggered by actions such as DUI and speeding, and such collisions often leave victims and their loved ones with immensely high costs. The expenses that follow not only the hospitalization of a victim but the continued medical care on top of lost wages or funeral costs, 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 expensive treatments in a simple 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.