Car accidents can happen any time anywhere on slick or dry roads, in light or in dark situations. According to various studies, driver error accounts for over 90 percent of vehicular wrecks on United States’ roads. A set of Santa Ana car accidents that took place over the end of last week and the beginning of this week killed two people and left two others injured. Both accidents happened in various road conditions.
Friday morning a 25-year-old man died after his 1997 Toyota Corolla crashed against a tree along a rain-slicked road. He was the sole occupant in the single-vehicle collision at the 2900 block of West MacArthur Boulevard near Fairview Street that happed at around 2 a.m.
Orange County coroner’s office officials investigated the body of the man and on Friday night stated that the man who died in the wreck was Phillip Pajarillo of Huntington Beach.
After investigating the incident officials are under the impression that Pajarillo lost control of his vehicle while traveling at a high rate of speed. He failed to control his vehicle on the curve, according to authorities. Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department told the press that the car went over the south curb and sidewalk on MacArthur where the driver’s side of the vehicle then struck the tree.
There were no witnesses at the scene by the time paramedics arrived. Authorities are attempting to determine if the driver had been under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Behind the wheel of the second accident that happened early Monday morning was a 37-year-old Costa Mesa man. Authorities arrested him in connection to the wreck that killed one of his two passengers.
Authorities identified the driver as Felix Jacobo Brito. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, per Santa Ana police.
At about 12:30 a.m. the accident took place at 1200 S. Fairview St., between McFadden and Edinger, per Santa Ana police Cmdr. Chris Revere.
Brito was heading south on Fairview past McFadden when he lost control of his vehicle. It ran off the roadway and rolled into a nearby flood-control channel, police said. At this point one of the passengers was ejected from the vehicle.
When authorities arrived at the scene they pronounced the ejected person, whose identity has not been released, dead.
Brito and the other passenger were transported to a nearby hospital. The extent of their injuries has not been released.
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