One dead and one injured in a drunken street race crash in Anaheim
As mentioned in the article, the fire fighters responded to a report of a car collision at the intersection of Ball Road and Loara Street around 3:15 a.m. Sunday. When authorities arrived, they saw a Toyota Camry, Nissan Maxima and Nissan Versa at the reported site.
Officials state the driver of the Toyota, identified as a 34-year-old man, was turning into his driveway to get to his pregnant wife when he was hit by Jorge Luna Martinez, 18, who was driving the Nissan Maxima. Meanwhile, the Nissan Versa was parked at the time of the collision.
The 34-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to the Orange County coroner’s office.
A 17-year-old female passenger of the Nissan Maxima was injured and was transported to a nearby hospital in a stable condition.
Jorge Luna Martinez was initially detained for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, was arrested on account of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony DUI and driving without a license.
Jorge Luna Martinez’s bail has been set at $100,000.
The name of the victim was not mentioned in the article, pending the notification of next-of-kin.
This collision remains under investigation and further details will be updated as they are available.
From the May Firm, we extend our deepest condolences to the families affected by this tragic incident. We pray that they may find peace during this time.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a negligent and reckless driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses and injuries. Contact a professional personal injury attorney at The May Firm today by calling 1-844-MAYFIRM for a free consultation. There are no upfront costs and there are no obligations. Call today and see how our family can help your family.