[04-15-2024] Orange County, CA – One Person Killed, Three Others Hospitalized After Suspected Three-Vehicle DUI Crash in Fullerton

Published April 15, 2024

[04-15-2024] One Person Killed, Three Others Hospitalized After Suspected Three-Vehicle DUI Crash in FullertonOne person was killed, while three others were hospitalized after a suspected three-vehicle DUI crash in Fullerton early Monday morning, April 15, 2024.

According to the Fullerton Police Department, the fatal collision happened at around 12:11 a.m. in the area of Harbor Boulevard and Orangethorpe Avenue.

Upon arrival, FPD found a white BMW, a blue Toyota Rav 4, and a black Chevrolet Silverado at the center of the intersection, all with significant damage. Reports indicate that the BMW was going south in the number one lane when it suddenly struck the rear of the Toyota, which was waiting at a stop light.

The BMW then hit another car, the Chevy, on the driver’s side. The Chevy was also stopped at the same red light as the Toyota but was in the number two lane.

A passenger in the Toyota, a 62-year-old woman from Anaheim, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Three more people, with ages ranging from 18 to 25, were transported to a local hospital with varying degrees of injuries. The vehicles the three were occupying were not specified.

FPD believes that alcohol and drug impairment are possible contributors to the cause of the incident based on the BMW driver’s speed and reckless behavior.

Further information was not immediately available. Potential witnesses are encouraged to contact the police to share their side of the story.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.