Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Vehicle Splits into Two, Kills 5 California Teens

Image gives credit to NBC Los Angeles.
Here is another story of supposedly happy road trip that turned tragic.

According to recent news reports, at least five California high school students were killed after the vehicle they were riding hit a tree and split into two in Orange County.

Initial investigations have revealed that the five Southern California teen students from Irvine Unified School District were heading to the beach to spend a day sharing their immigrant experiences.

All passengers of the Infiniti Sedan were all teens. Police identified the victims as Abdulrahman Alyahyan, the 17-year-old driver, Robin Cabrera, 17, and Aurora Cabrera, 16. The other two occupants of the vehicle were identified as Cecilia Zamora and Nozad Al Hamawendi, both 17-years-old.

According to police report, the vehicle that they were riding veered off the road and struck into a tree. As a result of which, the car split into two and burst into flames. Four of the teens were ejected from the car due to the strong impact of the collision, while the other one was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Due to the severity of the incident, the Orange County’s coroner had to use fingerprints to identify two of the bodies in what the authorities described as one of the worst accidents in Newport Beach in recent history.

The authorities speculate that over was a factor to the incident. The posted speed limit on Jamboree Road, a major six lane street in south Orange County, where the incident took place, is 55 mph but police suspect that the victims’ vehicle must have exceeded the required maximum speed limit.

Meanwhile, in wake of the car crash, a car accident attorney in Los Angeles herein offers his deep thoughts and prayers to the victims. The lawyer herein also recounted that just a few weeks ago, similar incident occurred in California, wherein a group of friends came out to celebrate the recent marriage of their fellow ally. As the victims were riding in a limousine, the vehicle suddenly catches fire which killed at least five of its occupants including its newly-wed occupant. Therefore, he once again renewed his call for everyone to observe traffic law and proper vehicle maintenance to avoid similar accidents.