1 Dead in Fullerton Auto Accident near Richman Avenue and Orangethorpe Avenue
FULLERTON, CA (September 17, 2023) – Friday night, a brutal head-on crash near Richman Avenue and Orangethorpe Avenue killed 1 person.
The incident happened at around 9:00 p.m. near Richman Avenue and Orangethorpe Avenue.
According to reports, a 28-year-old Fullerton man drove a Honda Civic at a high speed. Then, he swerved to avoid hitting another car and crashed head-on into a Nissan Pathfinder.
Arriving officers confirmed that a white 2006 Honda Civic and a grey 2016 Nissan Pathfinder had been involved in the collision. Then, both sustained significant front-end damage.
Meanwhile, the initial investigation revealed that the Civic was headed east on Orangethorpe approaching Richman “at a high rate of speed.”
Then, it veered into oncoming traffic, apparently to avoid rear-ending another eastbound vehicle traveling in front of it at a slower speed.
Then, it went into oncoming westbound traffic and the Civic struck the Pathfinder.
As a result, responders took the Honda driver to a trauma center where he was declared dead. His identity remained undisclosed due to pending family notification.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Pathfinder, a 44-year-old Fullerton man, and his 8-year-old female passenger both sustained minor injuries.
Furthermore, the authorities urged anyone who witnessed the crash to call police at 714-738-6812, or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-847-6227.
At this time, the circumstances that led to the crash remained unclear. Once additional details become available, the public will be notified.
Due to the limited information available, the authorities continued to investigate the crash.
Sweet Lawyers extends our condolences to the family and community of the victim.
Moving Forward after Brutal Head-On Crash near Richman Avenue and Orangethorpe Avenue
While the loss of a dear one is irreversible, it is in the best interest of you and your family to be aware of what to do next.
The family of the victim must become aware that they may have the authority to file a wrongful death suit. A wrongful death suit can be the most beneficial step toward recovery.
Filing a wrongful death claim will help alleviate the financial burden the death of a relative has generated.
“Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one,” says Mark Sweet, of Sweet Lawyers.
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