TUSTIN, CALIFORNIA (February 18, 2017) – One pedestrian was killed and another was injured after they were struck by multiple vehicles on the 55 Freeway on Saturday morning, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 3:00 a.m. on the northbound side of Highway 55, near Edinger Avenue. A male and a female were outside of a 2013 white BMW SUV that was stopped on the right shoulder. A 28-year-old man from Anaheim, that was reportedly a passenger inside the BMW SUV, was struck by a silver Dodge Dart driven by 22-year-old Jerry Yang. The 27-year-old female driver of the BMW then ran into lanes to try to reach the 28-year-old man, she was then struck by a white Audi Q5, driven by a 33-year-old man. A white Audi A3 and a gray 2005 Ford pickup truck then collided, ending up on top of the 28-year-old man.
Tragically, the 28-year-old man was tragically killed in the accident. The 27-year-old woman was rushed to OC Global Hospital with major injuries. Two other pedestrians that exited the BMW SUV were struck by a gold BMW 328i trying to navigate the crash scene. The accident remains under investigation at this time to determine cause and liability.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Tustin, Los Angeles, Irvine, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.