Call today for a Free Consultation! 1.800.208.3538 Available 24 Hours

Officer Matt Ward in Orange Fatal Car Accident on 405 Freeway

Officer Matt Ward in Orange Fatal Car Accident on 405 FreewayWard, 33, Killed in Sunday Crash near Huntington Beach and Westminster Border

ORANGE (October 8, 2017) – An off-duty officer was killed in a 3-vehicle collision on the Interstate 405 Freeway Sunday morning, according to the Orange County Register.

Initial investigation revealed 33-year-old Matt Ward was driving his 5-year-old son to a Boy Scouts event when another driver lost control of his vehicle on the interstate near the border of Huntington Beach and Westminster. The driver who lost control crashed into a second auto, which then hit Ward’s vehicle. As per the article, the first collision cause the second auto to flip and forced Ward’s vehicle to slam into the center divider.

Orange Fatal Car Crash, Sunday

First responders found Ward unconscious and trapped in his truck. Shortly after performing CPR to the officer, paramedics sadly pronounced Ward dead at the scene.

Officials added that Ward’s son suffered minor injuries in the collision. Furthermore, the driver of the second auto was reportedly taken to a local hospital for treatment of major injuries. Their conditions have not been updated thus far.

Reports mentioned Ward is survived by his wife, Allison, and his two sons–5-year-old Liam, and 2-year-old Anderson.


The California Highway Patrol has asked anyone who witnessed the collision to call 714-892-4426.


We offer our condolences to the family members of Officer Matt Ward while our prayers remain with the injured parties in this accident.


Johnson Attorneys Group has handled several car accident cases which took place in Orange County. There have been numerous documented major injury and fatal car accidents in the area over the course of the past few years. The importance of driving without distraction and with complete awareness is integral when traveling on the road. Recently, JAG Founder Mr. James Johnson settled a case where a victim was killed in traffic collision involving multiple vehicles, allowing him to become very familiar with such cases and their complexities.

The lawyers at Johnson Attorneys Group are skilled and well prepared in handling car accident cases resulting in serious injuries and fatal trauma. If you, or a loved one, have been involved in an auto accident caused by the negligence of another person, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group. Call us today at 800-235-6801 and speak with our experienced wrongful death and personal injury lawyers for a free case evaluation.

Johnson Attorneys Group

Website graphic for the California Injury Accident Lawyer

Free Consultation

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Every personal injury case is unique and many factors are used to value each case. The losses from your claim include the amount of the medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, etc. The most important factor is your life change resulting from the injury. Typically, the larger the injury and life change, the larger the settlement. We discuss your personal injury claim’s worth during your free consultation. Call for a free consultation 800-208-3538, or complete the form below >
The first thing you should do is contact an attorney. Without the representation of a lawyer, insurance companies might make contact with you directly, and since they are trained to protect their best interests, this could mean a loss of rights on your behalf, especially if you unknowingly sign something that they didn't completely explain to you. Call for a free consultation 800-208-3538, or complete the form below >
The length of a personal injury case depends on many factors including the evaluation and treatment of the injury. The bigger the injury, the longer it takes to treat. Attorney James Johnson helps you be aggressive with the treatment, so the average case normally takes between two and five months. Those who have serious injuries and need surgery may take several months longer. Call for a free consultation 800-208-3538, or complete the form below >
Many victims believe if you don't have health insurance you don't have a case - this NOT true. In fact, those with health insurance usually don't use it since there are so many restrictions and steps to overcome to receive authorization for treatment. Johnson Attorneys Group assists you in finding the best doctors to help. Most of them even wait until a settlement for payment. Call for a free consultation 800-208-3538, or complete the form below >
Handling a personal injury claim by yourself is very difficult. You will deal directly with the insurance adjuster who is often trained to obtain the information they are not entitled to use. This information can negatively impact and de-value your case. Once your case is damaged, it is very difficult to repair it and usually costs you thousands of dollars less in a settlement. Call for a free consultation 800-208-3538, or complete the form below >
You do not pay anything unless you win. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, so we’re only paid if we win your case. When the case is settled, our fee is a percentage, as previously agreed, of the final settlement. These fees are described in full detail in our signed contract before work begins on the case. We cover the case upfront costs including everything from copying and court filing fees to hiring experts - so all your focus can be on getting well. Call for a free consultation 800-208-3538, or complete the form below >

Connect with Us

Google+ | Johnson Attorneys Group JAG-California-Locations_badge_footer

Free Consultation

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

  Your information is never shared.

Copyright © 2019, Johnson Attorneys Group.   All rights reserved. | News | Disclaimer | Privacy | Sitemap | Designed by SEO Pros

James Johnson is responsible for this advertisement.