Shortly after 4 a.m. on Saturday, October 1st, a teenage drunk driver struck and killed pedestrians Carol Shea and Hengameh Saghafi in Anaheim. The 17-year-old was traveling south on Harbor Boulevard when he collided with the women as they traversed a crosswalk in the 1600 block. They both sustained major trauma and died from their injuries. Police arrested the driver, who faces charges for driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, explains an Orange County injury attorney.
Anaheim accounted for 8 of the 41 fatalities and 110 of the 914 injuries that were suffered by pedestrians in Orange County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, 4,092 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents throughout the country, a decrease of 7 percent from 2008.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of Carol Shea and Hengameh Saghafi, the pedestrians who were struck and killed by the teenage drunk driver last Saturday.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Anaheim accident.
Resources for accident victims and their families, such as links to pedestrian advocacy groups and articles on the process of pursuing an injury or a wrongful death claim, are available to the public free of charge.
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