Last weekend, two Orange County residents were killed in separate pedestrian accidents. Shortly before 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 21st, 21-year-old Eric Ford, of Anaheim, was struck near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Crescent Avenue in Buena Park. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries on Monday. Then, at around 3:35 a.m. on Sunday, 44-year-old Victor Joseph Scallo, of Huntington Beach, was found lying on the side of the road near the intersection of San Bernardino Avenue and Commerce Street in Fontana. Authorities are searching for the driver, explains an Orange County injury attorney.
Of the 596 fatalities and 13,083 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents throughout California in 2009, one fatality and 28 injuries occurred in Buena Park and no fatalities and 44 injuries occurred in Fontana, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with similar populations, ranking those with the poorest records the highest. That year, Buena Park ranked 35th out of 104 cities and Fontana ranked 39th out of 56 cities.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of Eric Ford and Victor Joseph Scallo.
The Orange County Register originally reported these pedestrian accidents.
Resources for accident victims and their families, such as articles on pedestrian rights and on the process of pursuing an injury or a wrongful death claim, are available to the public free of charge.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with an Orange County injury attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.