A car accident in Irvine fatally injured two women – identified as Jamie R. Lopez, 26, of Santa Ana, and Nancy A. Ortiz, 26, of Garden Grove — and a man critically injured. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the crash occurred on northbound Jamboree Road between Main Street and Kelvin Avenue the evening of July 22, 2017. A Chevy Corvette went out of control and sheared a fire hydrant.
Police say two women in a Chevy Corvette were pronounced dead at the scene while a male occupant was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Police are urging anyone with information about the crash to contact Irvine police at 949-724-7024.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members of those who were killed in this crash. We also wish the injured victim the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2013 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were nine fatalities and 920 injuries reported as a result of traffic accidents in the city of Irvine. In Orange County as a whole, 165 people died and 13,837 were injured due to car accidents during the same year.
Causes and Liability Issues
Based on this news report, it is unclear as to how or why this fatal crash occurred. At this point, there are a number of unanswered questions. What caused the Corvette to crash? Was the driver operating at an excessive rate of speed? Did alcohol or drugs play a part in this fatal collision? Were any other vehicles involved in this crash? We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
In such cases, an in-depth investigation is required to determine what caused the crash. In cases where negligence and wrongdoing is involved, families of deceased victims can file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship.
An experienced Irvine personal injury lawyer will be able to advise injured victims and their families regarding their legal rights and options. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.