Anaheim, CA (July 7, 2021) – A 22-year-old driver was killed and two other victims sustained serious injuries after a wrong-way crash occurred on the Riverside Freeway in Anaheim early Tuesday morning, July 6.
One of the drivers, whose name was not released, got on the freeway at Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim going westbound in the eastbound lanes of Highway 91 around1:15 a.m. California Highway Patrol Officer Mitch Smith said that she was driving a 2000 Dodge pickup truck and shortly after entering the highway, she collided with a 2015 Honda whose driver and passenger suffered major injuries. CHP troopers said that the driver of the Honda, 23-year-old William Yousef Hattar, and his passenger, 18-year-old Kara Trisha Giacone, were transported to UC Irvine Medical Center via ambulance to be treated for serious injuries.
A 2019 Mercedes-Benz was also involved in the accident, though the occupants sustained only minor injuries.
Officials with the Orange County Coroner’s Office were summoned to the crash scene at 1:45 a.m. and pronounced the wrong-way driver dead.
The investigation is ongoing, and further details have not been released.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full, fast recovery.
Car Accident Fatalities in Orange County
Data pertaining to traffic accidents in California have revealed that the three main factors behind deadly car accidents are driving while intoxicated, driving while distracted, and driving at a high rate of speed. Combined, these driver violations are liable for around 80% of all California car accidents.
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