2 Killed, Alleged Wrong-Way Driver Jesus Alvarado Injured
ANAHEIM (August 27, 2017) – A fatal wrong-way accident took place on the southbound 241 toll road early Sunday, according to The Orange County Register.
The collision involving two vehicles was reported around 3:27 a.m. near the 91 freeway.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said 33-year-old Riverside resident Jesus Alvarado was driving a black Mercedes north in the southbound fast lane of the 241 toll road when he collided head-on with a white Toyota Prius.
Anaheim Fatal Car Accident
The two occupants in the Prius at the time, a man and a woman, both died at the scene. Their names have not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that the Mercedes caught fire after spinning across all the southbound lanes. Alvarado was transported to a hospital with unspecified injuries. NBC Los Angeles wrote that the driver of the Mercedes was seriously hurt and was under arrest.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Dotson at 714-567-6000.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the friends and family members of the deceased victims during such a difficult time.
In this case, the involvement of factors such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, excessive speed and distracted driving are being investigated. Once the investigation process is over and it proves that Mr. Jesus Alvarado has neglected the safety of others and caused the deadly crash, the families of the fatally injured victims may have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the alleged wrong-way driver.
Losing a loved one is devastating for any family to endure, especially when that loved one’s life is taken as a result of someone else’s negligence. The surviving families will need a professional lawyer to help them obtain the compensation for funeral costs, loss of future income, and loss of companionship. We at Johnson Attorneys Group will assist you in proceeding on with your claim and will help you get the justice you deserve.
If your loved one has been a victim in a tragic accident caused by the negligence and wrongdoing of another person, we urge you to speak with one of our experienced wrongful death lawyers at 800-235-6801. Give us a call today for a free case consultation.
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