Two Wrong Way Drivers Cause Fatalities, Injuries in San Juan Capistrano and Fullerton

Motorists driving in the wrong direction caused two separate collisions with injuries and fatalities on Sunday morning. The first occurred at approximately at 1:45 a.m. in San Juan Capistrano when Brian Bobadilla was driving his BMW south on the northbound lanes of the Interstate 5 freeway.  His car collided with a Toyota on the I-5 freeway between Avery Parkway and Ortega Highway. Bobadilla was pronounced dead at the scene while two people in the Toyota were taken to Mission Hospital with injuries.  The second crash approximately an hour later at 2:45 a.m. occurred in Fullerton when a Honda was reported to be driving on south on the Northbound lanes of Lemon Street south of East Valencia Drive.  The Honda collided with a Lincon SUV where a passenger of the Honda, later identified as Pedro Pineda-Navarro of Placentia, was killed another send to the hospital with injuries.  Police are still investigating both scenes of the collisions. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family of the deceased and injured.

Any incident resulting in fatalities is a difficult time for families and friends of victims.  Often times, there is little, if any, information regarding  the facts and circumstances of a catastrophic event.  It becomes frustrating for family and friends who need information.  When tragedy strikes, a compassionate and experienced attorney can help families navigate through times that are emotionally and physically trying.

Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP has the relationships with the law enforcement community, fire departments and hospitals to get the answers needed to get closure.  Our office can handle the insurance companies for you and give you the time needed to grieve.  Furthermore, Kalfayan Merjanian has the resources to find witnesses and obtain recorded interviews while facts are still fresh.  At Kalfayan Merjanian, we know that no amount of money can replace a friend or loved one.  But we also know that funeral costs, loss of earnings and loss of love and support also become a concern after a catastrophic event.  Our aggressive and effective approach to handling catastrophic injuries can get funeral expenses covered right away and open the doors to finding potentially responsible parties.

A major collision can be a frightening and stressful experience for victims.  As the injured party should be focused and healing from their injuries, they are often bombarded with calls from insurance companies, mounting medical bills, and a car that needs to be repaired.  An experienced personal injury attorney can stop the calls, handle the insurance companies and ensure your car is being fixed so that you can focus on your recovery.  The attorneys and staff at Kalfayan Merjanian LLP understand traumatic and painful experience of vehicle collisions and are dedicated to getting our clients on the right track to recovery as soon as possible.  Our office has the resources and network to forward all costs and fees associated with your case and medical treatment and we do not get paid unless we win.  At Kalfayan Merjanian we handle every part of your personal injury claim so you can focus on what is most important: getting better.

Kalfayan Merjanian has combined legal experience worth decades among its attorneys and support staff and has achieved aggregate recoveries in the billions of dollars across all of its practice areas.


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