On the morning of Monday, September 12th, a 16-year-old driver struck and killed 77-year-old Sung Lee at the scene of a separate crash in Irvine, explains an Orange County car accident attorney. After colliding with a parked vehicle on Summit Park, Lee exited his Lexus SUV to assess the damage and exchange information, which is when a teenager in a Volkswagen Jetta crashed into him, pinning him against the two vehicles. Paramedics transported him to a nearby hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Irvine accounted for 12 of the 101 fatalities and 1,118 of the 16,620 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic accidents throughout Orange County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the crash statistics of cities with similar populations, ranking those with the poorest records the highest, with 1st place being the worst. That year, Irvine placed 34th out of 56 cities for fatal and injury collisions.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Sung Lee, the driver who was struck and killed at the accident scene in Irvine last Monday.
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