Irvine, CA (July 20, 2022) – One man was arrested on Sunday evening, July 17, after a fatal traffic accident near Meadow Valley. The incident was reported at approximately 8:00 p.m.

Information from reports shows that a Volkswagen Golf and a Mini Cooper were involved in a crash in the area of Spring Valley and Meadow Valley. The force of the impact caused the Mini Cooper to catch fire. 

Firefighters in Orange County and officers with the Irvine Police Department were dispatched to the crash scene to render aid and investigate.

The driver and passenger present in the Mini Cooper were pronounced deceased on-site. Their identities have not been released at this time. 

Meanwhile, the driver of the Volkswagen was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving. He sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital following the accident. 

No further information has been reported. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims. 

California Car Accidents

Irvine, CA - Two Killed in Auto Accident at Intersection of Mtn Valley & Spring Valley

Auto collisions are a leading cause of fatalities in California. The fatal crash rate fell by approximately 8% in California in 2018. That same year, the number of fatal collisions fell from 3,884 to 3,563. Overall, the crash fatality rate in California is around nine deaths per every 100,000 people. California sees more auto accidents than nearly any other state in the nation.  

After you’re injured in a car wreck, you may be stuck paying steep medical bills and other expenses related to your accident. A car crash attorney in Irvine can help you by evaluating your case and seeing if you qualify for compensation. If you think another driver acted negligently and caused your wreck, you are most likely able to be compensated for lost wages, vehicle repairs, medical bills, and more. 

For the grieving family members of those who have lost loved ones in collisions caused by negligence, a wrongful death attorney can help you get the compensation needed to cover funeral costs and other expenses that stemmed from the death of your family member. Negligent driving is illegal and dangerous. Negligent drivers can spend time in jail and pay hefty fines. Contact a wrongful death attorney in Irvine to speak with a lawyer regarding your case. 

The wrongful death attorneys at Beckerman Anderson have a successful track record of providing injured victims and their families with full and fair financial compensation in the aftermath of serious accidents. We firmly believe in providing our clients with justice and the ability to recover physically, emotionally, and financially. You can reach our office by calling 949-409-4299 and schedule a consultation for a free evaluation of your claim. 

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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.