A woman riding a motorized scooter was struck and killed in
an Anaheim car crash. According to a news report in The Orange County Register,
the fatal collision occurred the afternoon of April 4, 2013 at the intersection
of Crone Avenue and Euclid Street. Police say the woman was in the number one
lane riding south on Euclid when she was struck by a white Chevy pickup that
was also southbound on Euclid. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The
investigation is ongoing.
Orange County Crash Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2010 Statewide
Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were six fatalities and 92
injuries involving pedestrian accidents in Anaheim. Also, during the same year,
32 people died and 770 were injured due to pedestrian accidents during the same
year. Countywide, 100 fatalities and 13,368 injuries were reported due to traffic
collisions in 2010.
What Caused This Fatal Crash?
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver and
the woman were traveling in the same direction. It is not clear however as to
how the collision occurred. Why did the driver fail to see the woman? Was she
rear-ended by the vehicle? Were alcohol or drugs involved? Was the driver
distracted, inattentive or otherwise negligent? I trust officials are looking
into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here
Fault and Liability
If the driver is determined to have been at fault, then, he
or she can be held liable for the woman’s wrongful death. Families of deceased
victims, in cases where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, can seek
compensation for damages including medical and funeral costs, lost future
income and loss of love and companionship.
A knowledgeable Anaheim car crash and personal injury lawyer will also be
able to determine whether a dangerous roadway condition caused or contributed
to the incident. If that was the case, the city or governmental agency
responsible for maintaining the roadway can also be held liable. Under
California Government Code Section 911.2, any personal injury or wrongful death
claim against a public entity must be filed within six months of the incident.
On April 4, 2013, a woman riding a motorized scooter was struck and killed in an Anaheim car crash.