At about 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 3rd, 22-year-old Yoeen Sauseda was fatally injured in a rollover crash in Santa Ana. While traveling southbound on the 55 Freeway, 69-year-old Erasmo Molina applied the brakes on her Ford Bronco when the vehicle’s right rear tire blew out, causing it to overturn multiple times. A backseat passenger, Yoeen was ejected from the vehicle and severely injured. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died later that morning. Molina and two others were also injured and were transported to a hospital. Authorities do not believe alcohol or drugs contributed to the accident.
“When passengers are seriously or fatally injured in a crash, the at-fault driver may be held liable for the cost of their recovery or expenses associated with their family’s loss,” explained an auto accident attorney in Orange County.
Santa Ana accounted for 2 of the 101 fatalities and 1,625 of the 16,620 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic crashes that occurred in Orange County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s most current accident data. That year, collisions claimed the lives of 3,081 people in the state.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Yoeen Sauseda, the woman who was killed in the rollover crash last Sunday.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Santa Ana accident.
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