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Los Angeles Car Accident Kills Three Orange County Residents

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Three members of a Fullerton family — Maynardo Orosa Romey, 59; Lucilla Abdon Romey, 60, and their 17-year-old son, Patrick Maynard Romey — died in a Los Angeles car accident the morning of May 9, 2009. According to an article in the Pasadena Star News, the Romeys were traveling eastbound on the 60 Freeway in a Honda Civic when the driver, Maynardo Romey, lost control of the Civic for unknown reasons and veered into the number two lane into the path of a Cadillac STS. The Cadillac then struck the Honda with great force, California Highway Patrol officials said.

The Honda Civic had major T-bone damage on the passenger side. All three family members were pronounced dead following the Hacienda Heights car accident. The driver of the Cadillac was reportedly hospitalized with moderate personal injuries. No arrests have been made in connection with the Los Angeles car accident.

I offer my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the Romeys for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved this family. I can only imagine the grief and pain they must be going through. Please keep them in your prayers.

According to a 2007 California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Reporting System, there were 712 fatalities and 56,475 injuries involving car accidents in Los Angeles County.

In this particular case, based on the newspaper report, it is not clear what caused Maynardo Romey to lose control of the Honda Civic. I trust CHP investigators are looking into all aspects of this fatal Los Angeles car crash including whether the car crash was a result of a mechanical malfunction or a product defect in the Honda. The members of the Romey family would be well advised to contact reputed Los Angeles car accident attorneys, who are also skilled and experienced in handling car product defect cases.

The family should preserve the Honda in its current, crashed state — unaltered — so it can be examined for mechanical malfunction, car product defects and other evidence. If there is evidence of a product defect then the auto maker could be held liable for the car accident and fatal personal injuries. In cases where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, families of deceased car accident victims are able to file wrongful death claims, which essentially compensate them for various associated costs including medical/funeral expenses and loss of earnings.

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  • keeith pric

    R.I.p patrick bro i wish u would have made it to prom so i can joke with you like i always do.

  • Anonymous

    we love you romeys <3 you’re in our prayers

  • aida rejano

    Meynard is the cousin of my husband Roberto Romey Rejano. our family is deeply grieving with the loss of not only a dear cousin but a very kind and good-hearted friend,Meynard. We pray for the eternal repose of Boy, Lucy and Patrick

  • Virginia McCain

    Maynard was my employee and more than that, my friend. It is very difficult to believe that he would lose control of his vehicle since I know him to a very cautious person. I have been bothered by not knowing why this happened. He loved his family so much that he would not have done anything to have caused harm to them. I hope his family will find the answers to why this happened.

  • Arlene Austria

    I’m a family friend of Lucy Abdon Romey’s niece Minette Abdon. Lucy Abdon’s 87th year old mother is still alive here in the Philippines and is in deep pain. She’s hoping to get a glimpse of her daughter in California before the funeral on May 28th. I spoke to her last night and can’t help but feel the pain of a mother in grief. We are praying that the US Embassy here in Manila grant their request for an emergency visa as a requirement for a third world country citizen to enter the USA. My prayers go out to Abdon and Romey’s Family. And my prayers to my best friend Minette, who’s also in pain over the loss of her Aunt Lucy who’s helped her in so many ways. R.I.P.

  • 1ann

    tnx. for all memories and i love you very much tito.

  • Ben Romey vancouver Bc Canada

    Cousin Maynard “Boy” Romey opened his home to me in Bellflower CA when 17yrs old. He is a very kind, dedicated father and very honest hardworking man family man. I will never forget what he did for me. rest in peace pinsan..love you

  • Romey Brothers.Ben,John,Arman,Ron & Marlo

    Our parents and the Romey Brother’s prayers are with Lucy, Boy and Patrick.

  • Anonymous

    RIP Patrick <3

  • dr lyna macatangay

    I dont know what got me to search Boy on fb just now. I was shocked and could not believe his fatal accident 2 years ago. grabeee… His family and relatives were patients of my Dad, the late Dr Galicano G Macatangay. I was sad to read that his mom had also passed away. Our families were quite close and we are related to his mom, the Orosa clan. Ill include them all

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