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3 Santa Ana trick-or-treaters killed in hit-and-run

Halloween is a beloved holiday for people of all ages, as it allows adults to act like children and children to be kids. Unfortunately, however, the holiday is also linked to serious accidents across the state of California and the entire country. Lack of visibility, driver negligence and other factors all contribute to unsafe conditions for trick-or-treaters and other Halloween revelers.

A four-year-old boy and his father were killed while trick-or-treating in Irvine, while another incident in Santa Ana took the lives of three teenage girls also celebrating the holiday. The fatal hit-and-run car accident resulted in an investigation after authorities identified a damaged SUV within the vicinity of the crash.

The three girls killed in the single-vehicle collision were all 13 years old, and two of them were sisters. They were apparently standing at a crosswalk when they were struck. One of the girls reportedly succumbed to her injuries while being treated by emergency crews, and the other two girls died instantly.

Two days after the fatal accident, authorities reported that the investigation ultimately resulted in several arrests. However, details concerning the identities and number of suspects apprehended were not provided. It was also not stated whether alcohol or drugs were suspected to have played a role in the tragic incident.

Serious and fatal car accidents can have a profound impact on entire families and communities. That is why anyone with questions or concerns about his or her rights following a hit-and-run accident can speak to an experienced attorney today.

Source: Fox News, “Arrests made in California crash that killed three on Halloween,” Nov. 3, 2014

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