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Costa Mesa Illegal Street Racing Leaves One Dead

Several people were left injured and one was found dead after a traffic incident involving street racing occurred in Costa Mesa and Anaheim on Thursday, October 22nd. Costa Mesa Police Department was one of the authorities at the scene. They received information from the Anaheim Police Department about the street racing at around 2.30 a.m. Nearly 100 cars were involved in the illegal racing event.

One of the cars involved was flipped sideways causing one of the racing’s spectators to be injured, a woman of unknown age. She sustained some head injuries after being struck by the vehicle and is receiving treatment at the hospital. One of the passengers of the flipped car was found dead at the scene. He was the cousin of the car’s driver. The victim was identified as a 23-year-old man named Sergio Marroquian. The driver is under arrest for homicide, although he was found to have not been driving while intoxicated.

What Can You Do if You Were Injured in a Street Racing-Related Incident?

California, more than other U.S. states, has high rates of street racing. In 2016-2017, CHP reported that almost 700 street racing involving more than 17,000 vehicles have taken place. In this kind of situation, more than half of those who will suffer from severe to fatal injuries are not the drivers. So what can you do if you find yourself injured following a street-racing incident?

Like any other vehicle, you can file a personal injury claim against the driver responsible. Generally, even if the driver has auto insurance, it is less likely that their insurance provider will approve of your claim if you choose to file it against them. Thus, it is better to directly file it against the driver responsible. If you’d like to have a further discussion about your street racing injury with an attorney based in California, call us at (310) 888-0024.

Source: ABC 7

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