Randall King Killed in Vehicle Pileup On 5 Freeway in Lake Forest
Lake Forest, CA (June 21, 2020) – On Saturday, Randall King died due to a multi-car accident on the Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Lake Forest.
First reports of the crash were made at around 12:44 pm on the southbound Santa Ana Freeway at El Toro Road.
Consequently, this forced the closure of 2 HOV lanes and traffic lanes 1 to 4.
A SigAlert issued by the CHP lasted until 3 p.m.
Witnesses on the scene said that up to 5 vehicles were involved in the crash at the HOV and number 1 freeway lanes.
CHP cleared traffic at around 2:34 p.m.
Later reports say that the cause of the accident was stalled traffic near El Toro Road at about 12:40 p.m.
Moreover, a Ford rear-ended Mr. King’s Subaru with forcible impact because the driver could not stop in time.
Consequently, this caused a chain-reaction collision.
As a result of the accident, medics took 71-year-old King to Mission Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the friends and relatives of Randall King. We are with you during this hard and difficult time.
What Can the Family of the Victim Do?
It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death. It is important to recognize that if your family loses a member in an accident, you may recover damages through a wrongful death suit. A wrongful death lawsuit gives the loved ones of a departed family member some semblance of justice.
“The aftermath of tragic accidents can make everything difficult for a family. The last thing most families want to deal with is piles of paperwork, questions from insurance companies or defense attorneys, and attempting to obtain police reports. Grieving and taking on legal claims don’t exactly go hand in hand. That is why hiring an experienced attorney can not only provide you with peace of mind that you have a fighter in your corner, but also have someone to make sure that your rights are respected and that justice will be served. Having legal representation after such a devastating event will provide your family the space to heal, while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one,” says Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
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