Nancy Segoviano Dieds While Helping Another Motorist on the Santa Ana Freeway
Downey, CA (June 21, 2020) – On Thursday, Nancy Segoviano died trying to help a disabled vehicle on the Santa Ana Freeway.
The accident happened Thursday at about 11:20 pm just north of the Lakewood Boulevard Exit.
A Mitsubishi Lancer struck the center median at the Lakewood Boulevard when a gray Chevrolet cut the Lancer off.
Bruno Rodriguez, 47 driving a Honda Pilot, stopped along with his passenger Nancy Swgovian, 36 (both from Anaheim).
Both exited their vehicle and went to check on the driver and his passengers.
While Rodriguez warned approaching traffic of the accident, Segoviano walked back to the Honda.
Then, tragedy struck, when a 2015 Ford Mustang was driven by an 18-year-old swerved to avoid the Mitsubishi.
The vehicle struck Rodriguez’s right hand, then, the vehicle continued forward and hit Segoviano. The Mustang then collided with the parked Honda.
It was later learned that three children were inside the Honda, ages, 10, 12, and 14.
Aftermath of Santa Ana Freeway Accident
Rodriguez, Segoviano, and the 3 children were all taken to a medical facility where Segoviano died.
Subsequently, Rodriguez sustained major injuries to his hand but declined treatment.
Meanwhile, immediate treatment is given to the children after complaints of pain. Rodriguez and the children were released afterward.
Travis Le, of Placentia the driver of the Mustang, sustained cuts on his left hand also declined treatment.
Meanwhile, a female passenger was also taken to the hospital and treated the cut over her left eye. 2 more passengers complained about pain but declined treatment.
Fortunately, the driver of the Mitsubishi Lancer remained uninjured.
CHP made no arrest and, DUI is not a factor in the accident.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to Nancy Segoviano’s family and friends. We are with you through this painful moment.
What Can Nancy’s Family Do?
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In the case of wrongful death, it is crucial that the family of the victim become aware of their rights under the law. This means that there may be a right to file a lawsuit against the person, person’s or company responsible for the loss of their loved one. Those closest to the victim may have the right to seek compensation for their loss; some common examples include funeral expenses, medical bills, and what is called “loss of consortium.” Loss of consortium generally means the deprivation of future affection and companionship over an untimely death.
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