Monday afternoon on May 18th, a single car crash has left one person dead and another in serious condition after hit a light pole and flipped over.
The crash occurred around 12:20 p.m. on southbound Jamboree Road near the Newport Beach Police Department when a silver Mazda Miata hit a concrete light pole and flipped over. The car was carrying two passengers, male and female, at the time of the accident.
The male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and the female passenger was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.
All lanes were closed at Santa Barbara Drive due to the accident.
The cause of the accident was under investigation.
Many drivers tend to speed on that section of Jamboree and this is not the first fatal accident to occur there. There have been several fatal auto accidents over the past few years. One of the most notable incidents to happen on that section of Jamboree Road was the single car crash that killed five Irvine High School students on Memorial Day Weekend in 2013.
Speeding is the third leading cause for fatal car accidents each year. Speed limits are posted for the safety of drivers and pedestrians alike. Following the guided limit can help prevent fatal traffic accidents from occurring and potentially reduce the number of fatalities caused by auto accidents.