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San Juan Capistrano, CA (March 1, 2020) – One person was killed in a crash that took place on the 5 Freeway in San Juan Capistrano. The incident occurred around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 29th.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the female victim stopped her vehicle on the right shoulder of the roadway. As she exited the car, she was hit by a semi-truck while standing outside of her vehicle. The woman was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her identity has not been released at this time.
A crash investigation is being conducted by the California Highway Patrol.
Our condolences go out to the family of the woman who lost her life.
In 2018, 3,563 people lost their lives in California car accidents. While this number was a slight decrease from the prior year, our state remains one of the deadliest in the nation when it comes to traffic crashes. Each day across our state, innocent lives are lost due to the reckless and irresponsible actions of negligent drivers.
When a fatal crash takes place, a careful investigation will follow in order to determine the cause of the crash. An experienced California wrongful death lawyer will also want to conduct their own crash reconstruction using a team of experts. This is important because police crash investigations are not always complete or may leave out important details.
At The May Firm, we are here to help you get the compensation to which you are legally entitled following a crash. We know what needs to be done to protect your rights. For a free consultation, please give us a call any time at (844) 629-3476.
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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.
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