One Dead and One Injured on Victoria Street and Placentia Avenue
A truck crashed into a traffic pole on Tuesday night, resulting in the death of one unidentified person in Costa Mesa.
The fatal accident occurred on January 4th at 11:26 p.m. on Victoria Street and Placentia Avenue.
Per reports, a truck was driving eastbound before hitting the pole for unknown reasons.
As a result, the truck overturned and became engulfed in flames.
A pedestrian nearby was also hit due to the impact and unfortunately died at the scene.
The driver of the truck also suffered unspecified injuries and was taken to a local hospital.
In addition, authorities shut down all lanes of Victoria Street for a period of time for investigation purposes.
At this time it is unclear what led up to the collision.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation and in the event of a death, families are entitled to wrongful death benefits.
It is important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.