Although car accidents are a common sight in Orange County and throughout the country, the sight of what was surely a fatal motor vehicle accident on the roadways can still be a shocking scene. Fatal car accidents occur far too often in America, and they occur for a wide variety of reasons. In a recent collision in Anaheim, reports indicate that speed and drug use were part of the cause of the deadly crash.

Our readers may have seen the reports about the collision, which occurred on March 20 at approximately 2pm. According to the reports, a Dodge Charger being driven by a 17-year-old boy – who had another 17-year-old boy with him as a passenger – ran a red light at an intersection and slammed into a Honda Civic. Photos of the aftermath of the collision showed massive damage to both vehicles.

Even more unfortunate, the driver of the Honda, as well as a passenger in that vehicle, were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The two 17-year-old boys in the Dodge Charger reportedly suffered “moderate” injuries and were transported for medical treatment. The Anaheim Police Department reported that the 17-year-old driver of the Dodge Charger is expected to be arrested after he is released from medical care.

When California residents die in fatal motor vehicle accidents their family and friends can be left with more questions than answers, in addition to grieving through the traumatic incident. However, the family members of victims who die in these collisions may have legal options to potentially pursue.