Enrique Aniceto, 47, was killed in an Anaheim car accident after he was struck by another vehicle in the westbound lanes of the 91 Freeway. The Orange County Register reports that Aniceto was standing at the side of his disabled 2010 Honda when he was struck by another vehicle. He died at the scene. It appears that there was an initial collision involving two cars early morning on June 19, 2010, followed by the second fatal crash that was reported in the Fastrak lane of the freeway, near Imperial Highway. An investigation is ongoing.
My heartfelt condolences go to everyone who knew and loved Enrique Aniceto for their tragic and devastating loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Anaheim Car Accidents
There were 21 deaths and 2,018 injuries involving car accidents in Anaheim in 2008, according to California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. In Orange County as a whole, 152 people died and 13,414 were injured as a result of car accidents during the same year.
Accident Causes and Liability Issues
This news report does not clearly state how or why Aniceto was hit on the freeway. There are several unanswered questions here. Who was at fault for the initial accident? What caused the second and fatal collision, which apparently killed Aniceto on the spot? Was the driver of the vehicle that struck Aniceto under the influence, distracted, speeding or otherwise negligent at the time of the collision? I trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine who caused the accident.
If the driver who struck Aniceto is determined to have been responsible for the accident, he or she could be held financially liable for Aniceto’s wrongful death. Such claims are filed by family members of deceased car accident victims, seeking compensation to cover funeral expenses, loss of future earnings, loss of love and companionship, and other related damages.
An experienced Anaheim personal injury lawyer will help advise families in such tough situations about their legal rights and options. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer should also inform families about how their own auto insurance policy applies to an accident that involves an at-fault driver who is uninsured or underinsured. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.
What safety measures do you take when you need to get out of your vehicle on the freeway or if your vehicle stalls on the freeway?
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