January 26, 2023

Placentia, CA – DUI Crash on Oglethorpe Ave. Claims Multiple Lives

Placentia, CA - DUI Crash on Oglethorpe Ave. Claims Multiple Lives

Placentia, CA (January 26, 2023) – A deadly DUI crash claimed several lives on Wednesday, January 25th in Placentia. The accident happened around 8:45 p.m. on Orangethorpe Avenue at the intersection with South Melrose Street.

The Placentia Police Department, along with rescue officials, responded to the accident scene. According to a report, a man from Santa Ana was driving a Honda Civic when he ran a red light at the intersection. The Civic collided with a church van traveling in the opposite direction. Several passengers in the van were ejected. A man and a woman who were in the van died at the scene of the accident. A 10-year-old girl who was also a passenger in the van was rushed to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. Several other victims were hospitalized.

Following an investigation, police arrested the driver of the Civic. He was charged with driving under the influence and felony DUI. Additional charges are pending the outcome of an investigation. The man was not identified.

No additional information has been released at this time.

We would like to offer our condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in this tragic Placentia DUI accident.

Fatal DUI Crash in Placentia

A DUI crash often results in serious and even deadly injuries for victims. About one-third of all crash fatalities in California take place due to impaired drivers. Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol continue to pose the most dangerous threat to other motorists on the roadways. An impaired driver lacks an appreciation for the risks of driving. Their perception is weakened, and they do not have an appropriate reaction time for an activity such as driving. These factors often lead to the occurrence of very serious accidents.

A DUI crash in Placentia can change your life in an instant. While no one ever expects to be involved in a collision, they occur very suddenly and unexpectedly. The end result can cause a great amount of devastation for friends and loved ones. This is especially true if you have lost a family member in the crash. Under California law, DUI accident victims and family members may have certain valuable legal rights.

Here at Madison Law Group, we can help during your time of greatest need. Our team of DUI accident attorneys brings decades of experience to your case. We will fight for you when you need us the most. Having an inexperienced attorney can result in losses and continued victimization from the crash.

Our firm is standing by to assist you at any time. Our consultations are always free for all potential and prospective clients. When we meet with you, we will go over all of the details of your case and will help to provide you with the best plan to move forward. To schedule your time to meet with a skilled DUI accident attorney in Placentia, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.

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