Costa Mesa Man Dies in Hit-and-Run Collision on South Coast Highway [Laguna Beach, CA]

Costa Mesa Man Dies in Hit-and-Run Collision on South Coast Highway [Laguna Beach, CA]

Woman Sustains Injury in Laguna Beach Fatal Collision

Laguna Beach, CA (August 12, 2022) – On Thursday, a 60-year-old Costa Mesa man died and his date, a 60-year-old woman sustained injuries, in a hit-and-run collision on South Coast Highway.

It was about 9:38 p.m. when the deadly collision occurred at Pearl Street.

Investigating officers say the couple just celebrated their anniversary at Ristorante Rumari when they crossed the highway in a lighted crosswalk. 

Suddenly, a southbound light-colored sedan struck them as it traveled on the highway.

When the authorities arrived at the scene, they located the man with life-threatening injuries while the woman sustained moderate injuries. 

Immediately, the paramedics rushed both the man and woman to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, where the man succumbed to his injuries. The woman was evaluated and was later discharged. The authorities did not disclose their names.

Moreover, the involved driver fled the scene. Officers say the involved car likely has front-end damage.

In the meantime, please reach out to Major Crimes Detective Joy Butterfield at 949-497-0373 for more details about the Laguna Beach fatal collision.


We at Sweet Lawyers extend our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased in the collision on South Coast Highway. May the bereaved find peace in this time of sorrow.


When a Loved One Dies in Traffic Collision?

We at Sweet Lawyers understand that losing a loved one in a traffic incident similar to the Laguna Beach fatal collision is devastating.

More so, if it is to deal with the legalities of a wrongful death case. You need the help of legal experts to fight for you and to get the justice your loved one deserves.

The benefit of getting yourself a wrongful death attorney is that they will help you get compensation for the economic and non-economic damages incurred as a result of the death.

However, know that with a wrongful death case, there is a time limit on which the bereaved can take legal action. These restrictions are called the statute of limitations. It will only allow you to file a wrongful death lawsuit within a certain amount of time. When these expire, the legal claim is no longer valid. Thus, the loved ones can no longer file a lawsuit.

Thus, it is crucial to know and understand these time limitations, as they vary from state to state and case to case.

So, to the bereaved of the man who died in the collision on South Coast Highway, talk to us here at Sweet Lawyers. Our legal experts will guide you on how to go about a possible wrongful death claim.

In fact, when you hire us, our attorneys will exhaust their best to ensure you get the maximum settlement. They will speak to witnesses and analyze evidence.

Call our offices right now at (800) 674 7852.

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