On Wednesday, September 21st, 65-year-old pedestrian Carl Scaffide was killed in an early morning collision in Westminster. While walking near the intersection of McFadden Avenue and Beach Boulevard, the Huntington Beach resident was struck by a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was not injured in the accident, explains an Orange County injury lawyer.
Westminster accounted for 1 of the 41 fatalities and 25 of the 914 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents 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 data for cities with similar populations, ranking those with the worst records the highest, with 1st place being the worst. That year, Westminster ranked 15th out of 104 cities for traffic-related fatalities suffered by pedestrians aged 65 and older.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Carl Scaffide, the pedestrian killed in the early morning collision last Wednesday.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Westminster accident.
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