Monday was a busy day for Anaheim car accidents in Orange County, California. Just before 3am on State Route 91, a wrong-way driver crashed head-on into another vehicle, killing two people and seriously injury two children.
Police say that the driver, 21-year-old Jessica Shekell, may have been driving drunk when she crashed her pickup truck into a Chevrolet Silverado. Sally Miguel, 44, was driving the Silverado. She was pronounced dead at the Orange County, California car crash site. 30-year-old Patricia Miguel, who was the front seat passenger, was pronounced dead at a Santa Ana hospital.
The two young sisters, ages 11 and 15, were transported to an Orange, California hospital. The 11-year-old's injuries have been called major. None of the car accident victims, except for Shekell, were wearing seatbelts when the traffic crash happened.
At around 8:20 that same morning, a woman was injured during an Anaheim pedestrian accident that occurred on Crescent Avenue. A Toyota Paseo hit the victim. Police say she wasn't in the crosswalk when the Anaheim traffic crash happened. The driver of the Toyota was not cited over the accident.
A few hours later, at around 12:30p, three people sustained injuries when a Mercury Mountaineer and a Toyota Camry collided at State College Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue. The Mountaineer rolled over and its driver, a woman, was taken to a hospital. The Camry's occupants sustained minor injuries and were not taken to a hospital. Police are trying to determine who caused the Anaheim car accident.
There are many reasons why Anaheim car accidents happen. Often, those involved will provide conflicting accounts and are not always inclined to assume responsibility for fear of liability. A person injured in an Orange County, California car accident caused by another responsible party may need to hold those accountable liable. In some cases, the liable party may not even be another motorist.
Wrong-way driver in Anaheim could face drunk-driving charges, authorities say, Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2009
3 injured in 2-vehicle accident in Anaheim, OC Register, October 26, 2009
Woman injured after struck by vehicle, OC Register October 26, 2009
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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