Orange, CA – Traffic Accident on Southbound Highway 261 Claims One Life
Orange, CA (July 12, 2018) – Local news sources reported that a traffic collision took place along the southbound lanes of Highway 261, near the Santiago Canyon Road off-ramp. The incident occurred at approximately 5:42 AM in the morning on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Authorities have not revealed any detailed information concerning the identities of the people involved in the crash at this time.
As per the report, a white Toyota sedan and a semi-truck were traveling down Highway 261 when, for indeterminate reasons, the two vehicles collided. Afterward, a coroner was dispatched to the scene and officially pronounced one victim dead at the crash site.
Law enforcement has not specified if alcohol, drugs, or speeding played any roles in the events leading up to the crash.
As of now, the investigation continues. As more evidence continues to surface, more information will be released to public sources.
We extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of the deceased victim during this difficult time and tragic time.
Authorities are working hard to determine what specifically caused the crash. Forensic teams will examine photographs of the crash site and inspect the Toyota and the semi-truck for mechanical issues or system failure. Officials will also consider if drunk driving, drug abuse, negligence, distracted driving, or reckless behavior played any part in the events leading up to the crash.
In the case of an accident caused by negligence or distracted driving resulting in fatalities, the families of the deceased victims will have the legal rights to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, funeral expenses, and tragic loss.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.