[04-21-2024] Orange County, CA – One Woman Killed, Two Men Hospitalized Following DUI Truck Accident in Santa Ana

Published April 24, 2024

[04-21-2024] Orange County, CA – One Woman Killed, Two Men Hospitalized Following DUI Truck Accident in Santa AnaOne woman was killed, while two men were hospitalized following a DUI truck accident in Santa Ana early Sunday morning, April 21, 2024.

According to the Santa Ana Police Department, the fatal accident occurred at about 2:00 a.m. around the 800 S Main Street area.

Upon arrival, responders quickly extricated the occupants of the crashed truck: a male driver, a male passenger, and a female passenger. Police said that the two men were in stable condition after being rushed to a nearby hospital, while the woman later perished in the hospital itself.

Preliminary investigations indicated that the truck was going south on Main Street when it suddenly lost control, hitting a palm tree along the way and only coming to a stop after striking a pole. Police then determined that the driver, who had already been arrested for DUI charges,  was under the influence of alcohol and possibly drugs when the incident happened.

Multiple charges were filed against the truck driver, including DUI causing death and vehicular manslaughter. He was arrested shortly after.

Investigations are ongoing. Anyone with relevant information is encouraged to contact the authorities.


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.