Wrong Way Driver Crashes Head-On With Another Car on 405 freeway in Costa Mesa Killing Both Drivers Instantly
Orange County 405 Freeway Driver Heading Wrong Way Killed Instantly – A wrong way driver on the 405 freeway in Costa Mesa, California crashed head-on with another car, killing both drivers instantly early Sunday morning. The freeway collision exploded upon impact, and a fire erupted. The Orange County Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol rushed to the scene of the fatal car collision to douse the flames and initiate their traffic accident investigation.
The Orange County freeway traffic accident involved a 29 year old man named Jose Garcia Lopez of Fullerton, California, who has been initially identified as the wrong-way driver. The other victim of the fatal accident was a 36 year old man, unidentified. Both men were driving older Ford automobiles.
The at fault, wrong-way driver was driving south in the northbound 405 lane, north of the 55 freeway, when his vehicle struck the other car head-on, according to the CHP. The 405 freeway was temporarily shut down while authorities cleaned up the fatal accident scene. The fatal crash is still under investigation, and it has not yet been determined why the driver Lopez was on the wrong side of the freeway driving the wrong way.
Fatal Head-On Collision Orange County Lawyers
Head-on collisions often result in fatalities, especially when the collision occurs at high speeds, according to car accident attorney Alexander Napolin of The Napolin Law Firm Orange County. Whether a motorist survives a high speed, high impact head-on car collision depends on many factors, according to Napolin. “It depends on the type of vehicle, the angle of impact, and the speed and velocity at the time of impact,” said Napolin, a personal injury attorney who hails from Orange County. The Napolin Law Firm has offices in Orange and Los Angeles County, and has a focused law practice in personal injury cases. They can be reached at (714) 451-2006.
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