Two men were killed in a four-car accident in Santa Ana on the evening of Feb. 4.
According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred near the intersection of Bristol Street and Saint Andrews Place. The impact from the multi-vehicle collision resulted in one of the vehicles coming to rest on top of another, trapping the two occupants, Santa Ana police said.
The two men in the vehicle, who were believed to be in their 60s, were declared dead at the scene. Several other drivers and vehicle occupants suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to area hospitals for treatment. The cause of this collision is still under investigation.
Police were investigating one driver who they say showed signs of impairment. They said an investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made yet. Anyone with more information about this fatal Santa Ana crash is asked to call police at 714-245-8215.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members of the deceased victims. Our thoughts and prayers are also with everyone who was injured in this crash. We wish them the very best for a quick and full recovery.
Protecting Victims’ Rights
Based on this news report, it appears that one of the drivers involved may have been under the influence. It is not clear if that was the driver who triggered this crash. There are still a number of unanswered questions in this case and it appears that officials are still trying to talk to witnesses, examine other evidence, and piece facts and details together. It is illegal to operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Drivers who cause accidents while driving impaired, in addition to facing criminal charges and penalties, can also be held financially liable for the damages they cause.
In such cases where multiple drivers and vehicles were involved, it is absolutely important that victims and families of those deceased contact an experienced Santa Ana car accident lawyer who will stay on top of the official investigation and help ensure their legal rights and best interests are protected. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer will be able to deal with insurance companies and make sure you are in the best position to receive maximum compensation for your losses.