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Car accident in Orange County kills California man

One person has lost his life allegedly due to the reckless practice of street racing, and one family is mourning the loss of a loved one due to the early morning collision. The tragic car accident occurred in Orange County on July 30. A recent news story gives more details about the sad event. 

The incident happened at approximately 3:15 a.m. as a young father was pulling into his driveway at home as his pregnant wife and young child awaited his return. The driver of another car was speeding and lost control, causing his vehicle to drive into oncoming traffic and later strike the man's vehicle as he was returning home. The speeding car flipped after striking the man's vehicle and both cars came to rest in the lawn of the apartment building. 

The driver of the speeding car was carrying a passenger who became entrapped. Neighbors rushed to assist the driver and his passenger, but did not immediately help the man in the struck vehicle because it was silent. It appears that neighbors did not realize a person was in the other car. The man in the struck vehicle died on the scene.

Orange County investigators believe that the accident was a result of street racing. The 18-year-old man driving the speeding car was charged with felony DUI, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving without a license. Apart from the criminal charges, the family of the slain man appears to have grounds to pursue a civil wrongful death case as a result of the car accident. In cases such as this one, a personal injury attorney can provide the help that families seek when filing a suit for the loss of a loved one. 

Source:, "Anaheim father killed pulling into his own driveway as car slams into him", Erika I. Ritchie, July 30, 2017

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