Vaishali Bohara, 33, was killed and her husband and son were injured in an Irvine rollover accident. According to a report on Patch.com, the fatal crash occurred the afternoon of Sept. 23 at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Jamboree Road. The family was in a Mercedes Benz SUV, which rolled over on impact with the other vehicle. Bohara was transported to a trauma center in extremely critical condition and died later at the hospital, police said.
Bohara’s husband and child suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. Both were hospitalized. The occupants of the other vehicle, a woman and two children, were uninjured. The driver remained at the scene. No arrests were made and it is not known whether alcohol or drugs caused this crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact Irvine police at 949-724-7000.
We offer our deepest condolences to Bohara’s family for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. We also wish the injured victims, Bohara’s husband and son, the very best for a quick and full recovery.
Car Accident Statistics
There were nine deaths and 953 injuries reported in 2015 as a result of traffic accidents in the city of Irvine, according to California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). In Orange County as a whole, 178 people died and 14,721 were injured due to auto accidents during the same year.
Based on this news report, it is unclear as to what caused this rollover crash at a street intersection that is monitored by traffic lights. There are a number of unanswered questions here. What caused the collision between the two vehicles? Did alcohol or drugs play a part? Was the victim ejected from the SUV during the rollover crash? Were distracted driving or speed factors in this fatal collision? We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
If the driver of the other vehicle is determined to have caused this accident, she could be held liable for the injuries, damages and losses here. It is also important to look into whether there were other issues such as lack of airbag deployment, seatbelt failure or software malfunction that might have led to the fatal injuries. Victims and their families in such cases would be well advised to contact an experienced Irvine car accident lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation and help ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected.