A man driving a black Audi is on the run after crashing into another vehicle, killing the two men inside. The accident took place Friday morning, when the suspect ran a stop sign at Cabrillo Park Drive and East Fruit Street in Santa Ana. He collided with the side of a Nissan sedan. The two men inside the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Police are searching for the suspect and a passenger, both of whom left the scene of the accident on foot.
When the negligent driver is apprehended, he is expected to face two charges of vehicular manslaughter as well as charges related to feeling the scene of the accident. According to police, the Audi was traveling at a high speed. It’s unlikely that the driver made any attempt to stop or slow down in order to avert the crash.
Although the men killed in the Santa Ana car accident have not been identified, both are said to have children. Our thoughts are with their families and friends.
There is little doubt that the driver of the Audi sedan was negligent and responsible for causing these tragic wrongful deaths. It’s possible the car was racing, or that the driver was distracted, or that he was simply reckless. According to statistics gathered by the CHP, almost 20,000 people are injured in hit-and-run accidents in California every year. In 2010, there were almost 15,000 reported hit-and-run crashes. There are probably even more that are never reported due to low damages or no injuries.
At Bergener Mirejovsky, we fight and win cases for Orange County car accident victims every day. Every accident is different and requires individual attention. Our highly skilled personal injury attorneys will safeguard and uphold your rights, and aggressively go after anyone who has caused you injury or loss.
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