Funeral services for two local Mission Viejo young men were held last week. Families of the two young men are obviously devastated at their loss. No parent should have to bury their children, and for these families, it is especially heartbreaking since both young men, Alexander Hugard and Andrew Gorum, both were attending Saddleback College in Orange County and had their whole lives ahead of them.
The two young men were killed instantly when their vehicle left the road and hit a eucalyptus tree early one morning. The weather was wet and the roads were slippery.
Unfortunately, the winter weather here in Orange County seems to come all at once. The California Highway Patrol was also busy with many other accidents last week due to the heavy rains.
In the above case, according to OC officials and an independent witness, the boys were traveling at a high rate of speed. Although the Orange County Sheriff’s office is still investigating this accident, they feel many of these factors were involved. We always recommend that an accident be investigated by a competent attorney, and such investigations can be done without cost to you, because the truth is sometimes obscured by the police in their investigations. See our article on police bias for instance. If you were involved in an accident, don’t hesitate to contact a California personal injury attorney.