At about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 35-year-old Oscar Alaniz, of Orange, was killed in a collision with a Jaguar while riding a scooter in Costa Mesa. Witnesses indicated that Alaniz entered the intersection of Superior Avenue and Industrial Way on a green light and was hit by a left-turning Jaguar. He was transported to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, where he succumbed to his injuries an hour later. Police interviewed the 98-year-old woman who was driving the Jaguar. They asked that witnesses, or anyone with information about the accident, contact Costa Mesa traffic officer Daren Wood at 714-754-5264.
“After a fatal accident, the family of the victim may hold the negligent party liable for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim,” explained Orange County injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Costa Mesa accounted for 4 of the 106 fatalities and 991 of the 19,043 injuries suffered in traffic accidents that occurred in Orange County in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Statewide, traffic fatalities increased 2.6 percent, from 2,720 in 2010 to 2,791 in 2011.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Oscar Alaniz, the man who was killed in the collision while riding a scooter.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Costa Mesa accident.
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