GARDEN GROVE, CA (August 12, 2022) – A 77-year-old man was struck and killed by George Wahb, 26, of Stanton, who was driving a compact car in Garden Grove today. Wahb was arrested in Stanton after fleeing.
Garden Grove Police Department officers were contacted at 12:06 p.m. about a possible hit-and-run traffic collision in the 9500 block of Lampson Avenue involving a black Subaru Impreza, said Sgt. Royce Wimmer.
Officers located the victim lying in the street with life-threatening injuries. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, Wimmer said.
George Wahb was booked into Orange County Jail on felony hit-and-run charges.
Anyone who may have witnessed this collision was asked to call Investigator Mihalik at 714-741-5925.
[via City News Service]
Liability In Garden Grove Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating George Wahb’s Hit-and-Run Crash
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the elderly man killed in this tragic crash. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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