Kamiar Ashraf and Roxanne Ashraf identified as victims in fiery Irvine crash

Posted: July 28, 2022

IRVINE, CA (July 28, 2022)Kamiar Ashraf and Roxanne Ashraf have been confirmed to Accident News Now by the Orange County Coroner’s office as the victims in the July 17 crash in Irvine.

Last week, Jack Varganagl was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs when he slammed into Kamiar Ashraf and Roxanne Ashraf’s Mini Cooper. The impact set the Mini ablaze and tragically killed the Ashrafs inside. Preliminary reports say that the pair may have also had a dog in the vehicle with them.

The accident occurred around 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, on Meadow Valley and Spring Valley in the Northpark community of Irvine.

Varganagl was injured as a result of the crash and taken to the hospital for treatment and subsequently arrested.

Anyone who might have more details regarding the incident should reach out to Detective Roberto Solis at rsolis@cityofirvine.org or call 949-724-7024.

Our sympathies go out to the families of Kamiar Ashraf and Roxanne Ashraf’s families during this very difficult time.

Liability In Irvine Car Accidents

Despite improved safety measures for cars, motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States.  According to the CDC, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Dangerous turns
  • Poorly designed roadways

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. This is especially true for commercial drivers that work for a city. A number of collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21801, the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way traveling from the opposite direction close enough to pose a hazard.

If a negligent driver worked for a city, that city could potentially be liable in the event of an accident. Generally speaking, employers are vicariously liable for the negligent actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a car accident.

  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.

The family of any victim that has died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is essential that evidence is properly preserved after a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Kamiar Ashraf and Roxanne Ashraf’s Car Accident

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the Ashraf family. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.

Do you need more information about an Irvine car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.

 

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