Rick Artes and Mike Hollinrake Killed in Pacific Coast Highway Accident
MALIBU (August 5, 2018) – A traffic collision killed two people and injured two others along Pacific Coast Highway on Friday afternoon, according to Whittier Daily News and CBS Los Angeles.
Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the deceased as 60-year-old Rick Artes and 48-year-old Mike Hollinrake. Artes was from La Habra while Hollinrake was reportedly homeless.
As per the reports, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Malibu-Lost Hills Station said a gray Mercury minivan was going west on Pacific Coast Highway at an alleged high rate of speed when its driver tried to pass another vehicle.
2 Injured in Crash at PCH and Trancans Canyon Road
The motorist lost control of the minivan and crossed over the center divider where the Mercury collided head-on with a red Dodge Ram truck. The accident was reported at Trancas Canyon Road around 12:07 p.m.
Deputies affirmed that the operators of both vehicles died at the scene. A passenger in the pickup truck was flown to a hospital and was listed in stable condition.
Meanwhile, a bicyclist who was hit by a wheel from the Dodge was also hospitalized with minor injuries. The names of the wounded patients were not disclosed.
California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert, forcing all southbound lanes and one northbound lane on on the highway to shut down. The incident remains under investigation.
The family of Rick Artes has established a Go Fund Me Page to help cover expenses after this devastating crash.
We offer our sincerest thoughts and prayers to all the victims and their families and friends during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the news reports, the driver of the Mercury minivan will be held responsible for the deadly crash. The motorist was speeding and caused the collision that led to the death and injuries of the other innocent parties involved. Authorities will continue to investigate and determine whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there was a mechanical issue with the minivan, and whether or not its operator was distracted or reckless at time of the wreck.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the surviving family of the deceased as well as the injured and held not responsible for causing the incident will possess the right to pursue a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. – sks
Victims of traffic collisions will be entitled to a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, pain and suffering, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in an auto collision caused by a negligent person, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced Los Angeles County wrongful death and personal injury lawyers to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Give us a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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