Minh Vo, 79, was killed in a pedestrian accident in Westminster after he was struck by two vehicles that collided.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred in the 9300 block of Bolsa Avenue the night of September 18, 2015.
Police said two vehicles collided at that location causing one of them to veer onto the sidewalk striking the pedestrian.
Firefighters took Vo to an area trauma center where he died from his injuries shortly afterward.
The drivers of both vehicles involved in the crash remained at the scene and were uninjured. Police do not believe alcohol or drugs were factors in this collision.
No citations or arrests were reported. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Westminster police at 714-548-3220.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Minh Vo for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2013 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were two fatalities and 36 injuries reported as a result of pedestrian accidents in the city of Westminster.
In Orange County as a whole, 52 people died and 784 were injured due to pedestrian accidents during the same year.
What Caused This Fatal Crash?
Based on this news report, it is unclear as to who or what caused this fatal pedestrian accident. There are a number of unanswered questions here. What caused the initial collision that led to this pedestrian accident? Did one of the drivers fail to observe the rules of the road? Did distracted driving play a part? Was one of the drivers speeding? Did one of the drivers make an illegal or unsafe turn? We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been involved, families of deceased car accident victims may be able to file what is known as a wrongful death claim. Such claims are usually filed by the decedent’s family members against the at-fault parties.
Wrongful death claims seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, lost future income, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship. An experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer will be able to better advise injured victims and their families regarding their legal rights and options.