[08-11-2020] Orange County, CA – One Person Killed in a Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Anaheim

A 23-year-old woman from Anaheim was getting struck by an alleged drunk driver in Katella Avenue on Tuesday evening, August 11. The woman was 35 weeks pregnant at the time of the accident.

[08-11-2020] Orange County, CA - One Person Killed in a Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Anaheim
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According to the initial reports from local authorities, the fatal accident occurred at around 7:30 p.m. The victim was walking with her husband in the area of Katella Avenue and Bayless Street when she was suddenly struck by a white Jeep SUV, barely missing her husband.

The driver of the white Jeep SUV was identified as 40-year-old Courtney Pandolfi. She was allegedly driving while under the influence, which led her to lose control of the vehicle later and struck the victim. The woman was immediately taken to the UCI Medical Center but was later pronounced dead.

The victim’s baby is in critical condition and is currently in UCI’s neonatal intensive care unit. The suspect sustained minor injuries and was treated at an area hospital. She was later arrested on suspicion of felony DUI, vehicular manslaughter and driving on a suspended license. The suspect also had two previous DUI cases.

Fatal Dui Accident Investigation is Underway

Local authorities are currently investigating the deadly accident. Witnesses that can give additional information about the crash are asked to contact the Anaheim Police Department at 714-765-1474. Drunk driving is one of the most irresponsible and dangerous things a driver can do. It endangers the life of the drunk driver and the lives of the other motorists on the roadway as well.

According to the statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DUI accidents kill 30 people in the U.S. every day. DUI accidents in the U.S. account for approximately 29 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities. Sixty-one percent of these drunk drivers have a Blood Alcohol Content percentage of .08 and higher.

When facing cases like this, it’s essential to have an experienced Orange County wrongful death attorney specializing in DUI accident cases to conduct an independent probe. Attorneys have the resources to help prove the negligence of the liable party. They can re-interview important witnesses, review related surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.


Orange County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

[08-11-2020] Orange County, CA - One Person Killed in a Fatal Pedestrian Accident in AnaheimIt can be quite devastating to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal DUI accident. The stress and sorrow they feel may be overwhelming to go through. The victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim while waiting for the official investigation results.

Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of companionship and income, pain and suffering, and emotional distress) that the accident has caused them. Attorneys can survive as a helpful legal guide during these difficult times for the grieving family. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights while ensuring that the negligent driver will be held accountable for their suspected crime.

If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death or injury of your spouse or family member, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you at your home or office. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a pedestrian accident attorney in California.

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