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Mary Margaret Machulda, 93, Killed in Huntington Beach Collision

Huntington Fatal Woman, 93, Killed in Huntington Beach Traffic Crash HUNTINGTON BEACH

Update 5/19/2023: Today, officials released the name of a 93-year-old woman who tragically lost her life following a vehicular collision in Huntington Beach. Mary Margaret Machulda of Fountain Valley, who was behind the wheel at the time of the accident, unfortunately succumbed to her injuries.

Huntington Beach, CA (May 12, 2023) Authorities in Huntington Beach announced today that a 93-year-old woman sustained fatal injuries when her vehicle collided with another car.. The incident took place at the intersection of Magnolia Street and Garfield Avenue around 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, as reported by the Huntington Beach Police Department.

According to the police, the woman was driving a Buick Riviera heading north on Magnolia Street. When she made a left turn onto Garfield Avenue, she crossed paths with a southbound Jeep Wrangler, resulting in a collision between the two vehicles.

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The woman was promptly transported to a hospital, where she unfortunately passed away. Her identity has not been disclosed pending notification of her family members. The other driver involved, a 48-year-old man from Huntington Beach, remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities during the interview.

Fortunately, he did not sustain any injuries, according to the police. The police stated that there were no apparent signs of impairment by the Wrangler driver.

Liability in Huntington Beach Accidents

Car accidents can result in serious injuries and fatalities, despite improved safety measures in cars. According to the CDC, over 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes in the US. There are many factors that can contribute to a car accident, such as speeding, distracted driving, inclement weather, dangerous turns, and poorly designed roadways. All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care to prevent accidents, especially commercial drivers who work for the city.

California Vehicle Code 21801 states that the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way to oncoming traffic close enough to pose a hazard. If a negligent driver works for a city, that city may be liable in the event of an accident. Employers are generally responsible for the negligent actions of their employees within the scope of their job duties.

After a car accident, it is essential to preserve evidence properly, such as taking photos of the accident site, seeking surveillance footage, preserving medical records, interviewing eyewitnesses, and conducting a thorough independent investigation. The family of a victim who died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A car accident attorney can help accident victims understand their legal options and pursue compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and funeral expenses.

Investigating Mary Margaret Machulda Accident

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police Investigator J. Rounds at 714-536-5670.

Accident News Now, we extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. If you need more information about a car accident in Huntington Beach, our team of personal injury lawyers is here to help. We are committed to ensuring that accident victims are aware of their rights, and negligent drivers are held accountable for their actions. Whether you have legal questions or need an 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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