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Possible Red Light Violation Leads to Fatal Orange County Car Accident


Gregg Wiles, 51, was killed in an

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Gregg Wiles for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep this grieving family in your thoughts and prayers.

Car Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were six fatalities and 169 injuries involving Lake Forest car accidents. In Orange County as a whole, 152 people died and 13,414 were injured in car accidents during the same year.

The Law Relating to Red Light Violations

Based on this news report, officials say one of the drivers ran a red light at the street intersection. At this point, it is not clear which one of the drivers ran the red light. Driving through a red light is a serious traffic violation under California law. California Vehicle Code Section 21453 (a) states: “A driver facing a circular red signal shall stop at the limit line before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an indication to proceed is shown.”

Fault and Liability

If the female driver of the Nissan is determined to have been at fault, then she could be held liable for Wiles’ wrongful death. I trust officials are also looking into whether the other driver was distracted, inattentive or negligent in some other way at the time. The family of a deceased car accident victim in a case where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for medical and funeral expenses, lost future income, loss of love and companionship, and other related damages. In such cases, even if an at-fault driver is not criminally charged, he or she can be held civilly liable for wrongful death. An experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer will be able to better advise families about their legal rights and options.

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