Car Accident in Westminster Injures 2 and Causes 1 Wrongful Death

April 5, 2012

By Robert Walch on April 5, 2012 9:17 PM |

A wrongful death car accident in Westminster occurred earlier today. A female passenger in one of the cars was killed in the Westminster crash. Two other people were seriously injured in the auto accident. The female passenger died at the scene of the accident and the other two injured people had to be extricated from a vehicle by firefighters.

According to the Los Angeles Times, one of the vehicles was traveling north on Hoover and the other car was going south. Police did not say if this was a head on collision, but under the circumstances this seems likely. The two critically injured people were taken to local trauma centers in Santa Ana and Irvine.

The Orange County car accident occurred near the intersection of Hoover St. and Hazard Ave., at about five o'clock in the afternoon. Police are investigating what caused this fatal Orange County crash. These types of collisions, possibly a head on collision, can be caused by one driver's inattentiveness or by a distraction such as a cell phone. Sometimes a driver tries to avoid an obstacle in the road or another car and ends up swerving into opposing traffic.

Here, the heirs of the female passenger who was killed in the car accident may be able to make an Orange County wrongful death claim against the responsible party in the crash. If successful, the heirs would be entitled to wrongful death damages, which can be extensive and difficult to prove. The family members of the victims of this wreck should all contact a local personal injury lawyer who handles wrongful death claims in their area.

Our personal injury attorneys handle Orange County wrongful death cases. We also help the families of victims of serious injuries and death throughout the state of California. Anyone injured in an accident, or the family of someone seriously injured or killed, should call our office for a free consultation. We can be reached toll free at 1-866-465-8792 or via email: info@walchlaw.com.