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Buena Park: Jose Anthony Hernandez and Everardo Zuniga Killed in DUI Crash


Shortly after 2 a.m. on Friday, February 10th, Jose Anthony Hernandez and Everardo Zuniga, both 22 years old, were killed in a DUI crash near the county line bordering Orange and Los Angeles counties. While traveling west on La Mirada Boulevard near Alondra Boulevard, 22-year-old Ryan Hernandez collided with a raised median and continued west across the intersection before crashing into a block wall and a concrete light pole. Jose Anthony Hernandez and Everardo Zuniga were riding in the back seat and died in the accident; a passenger in the front seat suffered minor injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment. Ryan Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, explains an auto accident lawyer in Orange County.

Orange County accounted for 62 of the fatalities and 1,340 of the injuries and Los Angeles County accounted for 204 of the fatalities and 4,672 of the injuries suffered in traffic accidents in the state in which alcohol was a factor in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Throughout the state, alcohol contributed to 1,146 fatalities and 17,976 injuries in crashes that year.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of Jose Anthony Hernandez and Everardo Zuniga, the two passengers who were killed in the DUI crash in Buena Park last Friday.

The Orange County Register originally reported this accident.

Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles 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 auto accident lawyer in Orange County, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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