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Woman Killed in Newport Beach Car Accident

Donna Wildrick, 60, was killed in a Newport Beach car accident the night of June 12. According to a report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred in the Newport Coast area at the intersection of San Joaquin Hills Road and Newport Ridge Drive. Officials said Wildrick was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ongoing Fatal Crash Investigation

Paramedics took two male juveniles who were in the other vehicle to a trauma center, police said. Their injuries were serious, but not life-threatening. Officials did not immediately specify in which vehicles the woman and the two boys were traveling. No further details have been released about this fatal crash. No arrests or citations were reported. Newport Beach Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is working to determine the cause of this deadly collision.

We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Donna Wildrick for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Causes and Compensation Issues

Based on this investigation, there are still a number of questions that haven’t been answered about this fatal crash, which took place at a street intersection. Did one of the drivers run a red light or fail to yield the right of way to the other vehicle? Was impairment a factor in this collision? Was the at-fault driver distracted or otherwise inattentive or negligent at the time? Did excessive or unsafe speed play a part in this deadly collision? We trust officials are looking at all evidence to determine precisely who or what caused this crash.

In such cases, the driver who was at fault can be held liable for the injuries, damages and losses caused. Injured victims may be able to seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Families that have lost loved ones may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering and loss of love, care and companionship. An experienced Newport Beach car accident lawyer will be able to advise injured victims or families that have lost loved one regarding their legal rights and options.

Source: https://www.ocregister.com/2022/06/13/woman-killed-in-2-vehicle-crash-in-newport-beach/



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