Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 41-year-old Charles Holguin III, of Los Angeles, was killed in a rollover accident on the I-5 in Lake Forest, reported the Orange County Register. While traveling southbound in the carpool lane, a 23-year-old Glendale man lost control of the Ford Expedition he was driving near El Toro Road, causing the vehicle to rollover multiple times. Holguin III, a front seat passenger, was ejected from the vehicle. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver suffered major trauma and was also taken to a hospital, along with a rear seat passenger, a 35-year-old Highland Park woman, who suffered minor injuries. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and has requested that witnesses contact officers at 949-487-4000.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s accident statistics indicate that 32,367 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States in 2011, the lowest number the agency has recorded since 1949, when there were 30,246 deaths. An estimated 2.22 million people were injured in motor vehicle traffic collisions in 2011, compared to 2.24 million the previous year.
The victims of auto accidents and their families have recourse through the civil justice system. To learn more about the rights of accident victims and their families, please call 866-981-5596.
The attorneys and staff at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer their condolences to the family of Charles Holguin III. They would also like to wish a full recovery to the driver and other passenger who were injured.