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Huntington Beach: Car Accident Claimed the Life of Ruth Brown, Injured Five Others


Shortly after 11:30 on Friday, October 7th, a car accident claimed the life of 96-year-old Costa Mesa resident Ruth Brown and injured five other people. The crash, which involved five vehicles, occurred on Adams Avenue near Bushard Street when a blue 2005 Mercedes Benz stalled in the westbound lanes. Three of the four vehicles traveling behind the car-a silver 2004 Jaguar, a silver 2002 Mercedes Benz, and a white 2005 Toyota-all stopped; the fourth vehicle, a 2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor crashed into the line of cars, triggering a chain-reaction accident. Paramedics transported the victims to the hospital, where Brown died from her injuries. Authorities are investigating the collision and have requested that witnesses call Officer Dennis Fulton at 714-536-5670, explains an Orange County car accident lawyer.

Huntington Beach accounted for 9 of the 101 fatalities and 1,204 of the 16,620 injuries suffered in motor vehicle collisions in Orange County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The state’s Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with similar populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest ranking, with 1st place being the worst. That year, Huntington Beach ranked 5th out of 56 cities.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Ruth Brown, the woman who died from the injuries she sustained in a car accident last Friday. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the five people who were injured.

The Orange County Register originally reported this Huntington Beach crash.

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 Orange County car accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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