Man Killed and Wife Seriously Injured in Ventura Car Accident

Eric Doran, a 36 year old restaurant owner from Newport Beach, was killed this weekend in a freeway accident in Ventura County, California. The Ventura car accident occurred on the 101 freeway in Thousand Oaks.

Doran was the owner of the Eat Chow restaurant, located in Costa Mesa, California. The Thousand Oaks car accident allegedly happened when Doran slowed his vehicle as they approached lanes that were coned-off for early morning construction.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Doran’s vehicle was rear ended by a 1998 Dodge Ram, which smashed their vehicle into the Honda Accord which was in front of them. Doran was pronounced dead at the scene while his wife was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The car accident in Thousand Oaks occurred shortly after 5:00am. It is unknown if poor visibility or if the fact that Doran was in a Model A roadster contributed to this collision or the injuries and death.


A Thousand Oaks wrongful death as well as personal injury claims will likely be made against the driver of the Dodge Ram. Regardless of the freeway conditions, a driver is obligated to keep a safe distance between his or her vehicle and the vehicle in front. This is so that if a car is forced to make an abrupt stop, the vehicle behind has enough time to stop as well, without causing such an accident.

Our Thousand Oaks personal injury law firm has been handling wrongful death and serious injury car accident cases throughout California for over 30 years. We offer a free consultation on injury and wrongful death cases.

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