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Westminster: Deanna Mauer Killed in 405 Freeway Accident


Shortly before 11 a.m. last Wednesday, 23-year-old Deanna Mauer was killed in a car accident on the 405 Freeway in Westminster. The collision was triggered when a 2006 Toyota failed to stop for traffic, crashing into the back of Mauer’s 2006 Hyundai, the impact causing it to rear-end a Porsche. The Toyota and the Hyundai subsequently crashed into the center divider. Paramedics transported Mauer to a nearby hospital, were she was pronounced dead shortly before 6 p.m., explains an Orange County auto accident attorney.

Nationwide, 24,474 vehicle occupants were killed and 2,011,000 injured in auto accidents in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s most current accident statistics. From 2008 to 2009, fatal crashes decreased by 9.9 percent. The majority of fatalities were suffered between midnight and 3 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in 2009.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Deanna Mauer, the woman killed in the 405 Freeway accident last Wednesday.

The Orange County Register originally reported this Westminster accident.

Resources for accident victims and their families, including books and articles on the injury and wrongful death claims process, are available to the public free of charge.

To request one of these free resources, or to speak with an Orange County auto accident attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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